Dr. Iwao Hirose held a research fellowship at the Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health (PEH) from 2006 to 2007. Prior to joining the program, Dr. Hirose was the Donnelly Junior Research Fellow in Ethics at University College, Oxford (2003-06), and held visiting posts at Melbourne, Stockholm, and Chaire Hoover d’Ethique Economique et Sociale (Louvain-la-Neuve). His main research project focused on the moral issues arising from the use of interpersonal aggregation in the distribution of health care resources.
While at PEH, Dr. Hirose attended the monthly “work in progress” sessions of the Division of Medical Ethics, and the weekly PEH seminars, where he also presented some of his work on aggregation. Funded by PEH, Dr. Hirose presented his work at Georgia State University, University of Maine, and Australian National University.
During the tenure of his fellowship at PEH, Dr. Hirose published some of his papers, including:
- “Aggregation and Non-Utilitarian Moral Theory,” Journal of Moral Philosophy, 4 (2) July 2007.
- “Why Be Formal?” in Marc Stears and David Leopold (eds.) Political Theory: Methods and Approaches. Oxford University Press. 2007.
Dr. Hirose left PEH to take up the post of assistant professor at the Philosophy Department in McGill University, and a half-time research fellowship at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics (CAPPE) in the University of Melbourne. Dr. Hirose gratefully acknowledges the support of the PEH faculty members and administrative staff during his job search. He would like to thank to the faculty members, research fellows and administrative staff for providing the stimulating and friendly research environment.
Dr. Hirose will continue his work on fairness and cost-effectiveness in health care at McGill and Melbourne. His current contact address is:
Montreal, H3A 2T7