Areas of Specialization: Neuroethics; Philosophy of Science; Social Epistemology
Areas of Competence: Medical Ethics; Feminist Philosophy
Welcome! I am an Assistant Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Social Justice at Michigan State University.
Currently, much of my research centers on topics in Neuroethics. Some recent topics include promoting post-trial care for patient-participants in experimental brain implants studies and decision-making in the context of pediatric deep brain stimulation where the caregiver consents on behalf of the child. I also research ways to promote engagement with patient-participants who contribute to neuroscience and neurotechnology research, and have raised the concern that patient-participants in these brain implant studies may be exploited.
Prior to my current position, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow on NIH-funded projects in the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School (2021-2022) and in the Department of Neurosurgery and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (2020-2021)
From 2017-2020, I worked as Managing Editor for the Philosophy of Science journal, with Andrea Woody as Editor-in-Chief.
I also previously worked as a Neuroethics fellow (PIs: Sara Goering and Eran Klain) at the Center for Neurotechnology at the University of Washington.
Finally, I had the opportunity to participate as a graduate assistant for the Philosophy in an Inclusive Key Summer Institute (PIKSI) at the Rock Ethics Institute at Penn State. The theme was "Philosophy and Social Justice."
CV available upon request.