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The Center for Population-Level Bioethics (CPLB) is a new center dedicated to the study of macro-level bioethical dilemmas: those that arise outside the clinical encounter, at the level of the population, the state, the country, or the globe. Our work seeks to inform and be informed by fields of inquiry such as general ethics and philosophy, health policy, and health economics. We welcome innovative questions and methods and ambitious thinking, and value clear presentation of ideas.

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CPLB welcomes visiting Research Fellow Joar R. Fystro

01 Sept 2023

Joar Røkke Fystro is a doctoral research fellow at the Department of Health Management and Health Economics, University of Oslo, Norway. He specializes in the fields of health policy and ethics...

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Congratulations to Dr. Mark Budolfson

24 Aug 2023

Mark Budolfson has accepted a tenure position at the University of Texas at Austin, as an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Geography and the Environment and Dept. of Philosophy. Good luck, Mark!...

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Eyal, Steuwer, and Williams publish joint papers in “Bioethics”

10 Aug 2023

CPLB Director Nir Eyal and former CPLB postdoc Bastian Steuwer recently published “Ethical and Legal Race-responsive Vaccine Allocation” in Bioethics, where Eyal and another former CPLB postdoc, Bridget Williams recently published a separate paper, “When offering a patient beneficial treatment undermines public health”...

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VIDEO: The Ethical Imperative: Global Vaccine Equity

12 May 2021

On May 12, 2021 the Center for Population-Level Bioethics and co-sponsors 1Day Sooner and the Institute for Health hosted experts for a discussion of vaccine availability around the world, and to launch an open letter to the World Health Organization asking it to put several vaccine measures up to a vote in its upcoming World Health Assembly. The letter was led by veterans of the response to the 2014 Ebola outbreak.

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