TJ head picI am a 2021-2022 AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellow. I work on topics related to privacy and the sharing of health and genetic data, informed consent in medicine, and ethical issues in learning health systems. From 2018-2021, I was a postdoc at the Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University Center for Bioethics, where I led a study of patient attitudes about biobanking as part of ordinary care.

My book Subhuman: The Moral Psychology of Human Attitudes to Animals is available at Oxford University Press (and Amazon). It has been reviewed at NDPR, Metapsychology, Environmental Ethics, and Environmental Values.

From 2014-2016 I was a postdoc in bioethics at the University of Copenhagen, where I was involved in a collaboration between researchers and clinicians (BrainStem) studying the use of stem cells for treating neurodegenerative diseases (such as Alzheimer’s). We investigated privacy issues in biobanking and how privacy risks should be communicated to patients.

I received a Ph.D. in philosophy (2014) and M.S. in psychology (2012) from Texas A&M University.

While at Texas A&M, I served as a research assistant for ethicist Clare Palmer and geneticist Penny Riggs on their National Science Foundation project “Genomics and Society.” The course we designed can be found here.