Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health
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Nir Eyal is Associate Professor in Global Health and Social Medicine (Medical Ethics) at the Harvard Medical School. His primary appointment is at Harvard University’s campus-wide Program in Ethics and Health. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Dr. Eyal was the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics at the Center for Human Values of Princeton University, and previously, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Clinical Bioethics of the National Institutes of Health. He holds a DPhil in Politics from Oxford University. Eyal’s earlier, Philosophy degrees, are from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and from Tel-Aviv University. Eyal is an associate editor for two journals and co-editor of the Oxford University Press series Population-Level Bioethics. He chairs the American Philosophical Association’s Committee on Philosophy and Medicine.
Dr. Eyal is writing on ethical issues in HIV research; on ethical ways to address critical health worker shortages; on healthcare rationing in resource-poor settings; on markets in human organs; on the ethical grounds for informed consent; on personal responsibility for health; on the ethics of translational research; on fair risk distribution, and on certifying corporations for improving global health. Eyal is also completing a book that defends a consequentialist approach to respect for persons and applies that approach to normative questions in bioethics and political theory. Research outside bioethics surrounds egalitarian theory, self-ownership, basic income guarantee, political domination, and consequentialism. Eyal’s research was funded by NIAID, CIHR, and the EJ Safra Center for Ethics.
- Eyal, N. and D. R. Kuritzkes (2013). “Challenges in clinical trial design for HIV-1 cure research.” Lancet 382(9903): 1464-1465.
- Eyal, N. (2013). “Informed consent, the value of trust, and hedons.” Journal of medical ethics.
- Eyal, N. (2013). “Paternalism, French fries and the weak-willed Witness.” Journal of medical ethics.
- Wikler, D. and N. Eyal (2013). “Nudges and Noodges: The Ethics of Health Promotion—New York Style.” Public Health Ethics.
- Eyal, N. (2013). Levelling down health.Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics, edited by N. Eyal, S. A. Hurst, O. F. Norheim, and D. Wikler. New York, Oxford University Press: 194-213.
- Eyal, N., S. A. Hurst, S. Marchand, O. Norheim, and D. Wikler. (2013). Inequalities and Inequities in Health. Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics. N. Eyal, S. A. Hurst, O. F. Norheim, and D. Wikler. New York, Oxford University Press: 1-10.
- Eyal, N., S. A. Hurst, O. F. Norheim, and D. Wikler, Eds. (2013). Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, and Ethics. New York, Oxford University Press.
- Eyal, N. (2013). “Sticking with Carrots and Sticks (Sticking Points Aside): A Response to Ventakapuram, Goldberg, and Forrow.” International Journal of Health Policy and Management 1(4): 317 - 318.
- Eyal, N. (2013). “Denial of treatment to obese patients—the wrong policy on personal responsibility for health.” International Journal of Health Policy and Management 1: 107–110.
- Eyal, N. and A. Gosseries (2013). “Obamacare and conscientious objection: some introductory thoughts.” Ethical Perspectives 20(1): 109-117.
- Eyal, N. and T. Bärnighausen (2013). Conditioning medical scholarships on long, future service: a defense.The globalization of health care: legal and ethical challenges. I. G. Cohen. New York, Oxford University Press.
- Eyal, N. and T. Bärnighausen (2012). “Precommitting to Serve the Underserved.” American Journal of Bioethics 12(5): 23-34.
- Zimmerman, M., R. Shakya, et al. (2012). “Medical students’ characteristics as predictors of career practice location: retrospective cohort study tracking graduates of Nepal’s first medical college.” British Medical Journal 345: e4826.
- Lippert Rasmussen, K. and N. Eyal (2012). Equality and Egalitarianism. Encyclopedia of Applied Ethics, 2nd edition. Ruth Chadwick, ed.. San Diego, Elsevier Academic Press: 141-148.
- Eyal, N. (2012). Global health impact labels. Global Justice in Bioethics. E. J. Emanuel and J. Millum. New York, Oxford University Press: 241-278.
- Eyal, N. (2012). “Grounding Public Reasons in Rationality: The Conditionally-Compassionate Medical Student and Other Challenges.” Law & Ethics of Human Rights 6(1): 48-68.
- Eyal, N., P. Firth, et al. (2012). “Repeat triage in disaster relief: questions from Haiti.” PLOS Currents Disasters: 1-8.
- Eyal, N. (2012). “Reconciling informed consent with prescription drug requirements.” Journal of Medical Ethics 38(10): 589-591.
- Eyal, N. (2012). “Using Informed Consent to Save Trust.” Journal of Medical Ethics 8 December.
- Eyal, N. (2011). Informed consent. Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy. E. N. Zalta.
- Eyal, N. (2011). “Why treat noncompliant patients? Beyond the decent minimum account.” Journal of medicine and philosophy 36(6): 572-588.
- Eyal, N. and A. Voorhoeve (2011). “Inequalities in HIV care: chances versus outcomes.” American Journal of Bioethics 11(12): 42-44.
- Eyal, N. and S. A. Hurst (2011). “Scaling up changes in doctors’ education for rural retention: a comment on World Health Organization recommendations.” Bulletin of the World Health Organization 89(2): 83.
- Bitton, A. and N. Eyal (2011). “Too Poor To Treat? The Complex Ethics of Cost-Effective Tobacco Policy in the Developing World“ Public Health Ethics 4(2): 109-120.
- Sofaer, N. and N. Eyal (2010). "Translational research beyond approval: A two-stage ethics review." American Journal of Bioethics 10(9): W1–W3.
- Sofaer, N. and N. Eyal (2010). “The Diverse Ethics of Translational Research.” American Journal of Bioethics 10(8).
- Eyal, N. and S. A. Hurst (2010). Coercion in the fight against medical brain drain. The International Migration of Health Workers: Ethics, Rights and Justice. R. Shah. New York, Palgrave Macmillan: 137-158.
- Eyal, N. (2010). “Near-universal basic income.” Basic Income Studies 5(1): 1-26.
- Eyal, N. (2009). “Is the Body Special? Review article of Cécile Fabre, Whose Body is it Anyway?” Utilitas 21(2): 233-245.
- Eyal, N. (2009). What Is It Like to Be A Bird? Wikler and Brock on the Ethics of Population Health.Global Bioethics: Issues of Conscience for the Twenty-First Century. R. Green, A. Donovan and S. Jauss. New York, Oxford University Press.
- >Eyal, N. and S. A. Hurst (2008). “Physician brain drain: can nothing be done?” Public Health Ethics 1(2): 180-192.
- Eyal, N. (2008). “Motivating prevention: from carrots and sticks to “carrots” and “sticks”.” Virtual Mentor 10(11): 756-762.
- Eyal, N. (2008). “Utilitarianism and coercion.” Notizie di Politeia.
- Eyal, N. (2007). “Egalitarian Justice and Innocent Choice.” Journal of Ethics & Social Philosophy 2(1): 1-18.
- Eyal, N. (2007). Poverty reduction and equality with strong incentives: the brighter side of false needs. New Waves in Applied Ethics. J. Ryberg, T. S. Petersen and C. Wolff. London, Palgrave-MacMillan: 182-216.
- >Eyal, N. (2005). ““Perhaps the Most Important Primary Good”: Self-Respect and Rawls’s Principles of Justice.” Politics, Philosophy, and Economics 4(2): 195-219.
- >Eyal, N. (2005). “Review of Susan L. Hurley, Justice, Luck, and Knowledge.” Economics and Philosophy 21: 164-171.