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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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Bridget Williams joins CPLB as Postdoctoral Associate

07 May. 2021

Dr. Bridget Williams will join CPLB as Postdoctoral Associate this Fall. Bridget received her medical degree from Monash University in Australia, and is completing specialty training in public health medicine through the Australasian College of Physicians...

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Mark Budolfson leads 29-author statement on the Repugnant Conclusion

16 April. 2021

CPLB’s Mark Budolfson and 28 co-authors have published a joint statement in the journal Utilitas, agreeing that the so-called “repugnant conclusion” ...

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Rosamund Rhodes gives talk on ethics and the microbiome

10 May. 2021

Dr. Rosamund Rhodes, Professor of Medical Education and Director of Bioethics Education at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will give a talk entitled Privacy, Property, and Other Ethical Issues Involving the Human Microbiome...

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CPLB EVENT, May 12 2021: The Ethical Imperative: Global Vaccine Equity

30 April 2021

On May 12, 2021, from 12 pm to 1:30 pm EST, CPLB will host The Ethical Imperative: Global Vaccine Equity, an event to discuss an open letter calling for the World Health Organization to put global vaccine equity initiatives to a vote this May. The letter is led by veterans of the fight against the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Speakers include Mosoka Fallah, a leader of the Ebola response in Liberia; Ezekiel Emanuel, member of President Biden's COVID-19 Advisory Board; and Vardit Ravitski, President of the International Association of Bioethics. CPLB’s Monica Magalhaes will moderate.

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