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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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Dr. Frances M. Kamm has a new article, "Handling Future Pandemics: Harming, Not Aiding, and Liberty," in the book Future Pandemics: From Covid-19 to Disease X (Oxford University Press, 2023).

16 May 2023

This chapter considers how moral duties not to harm and those to aid differ, the idea of morally innocent threats, and the role of self-defense in...

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Frances Kamm’s new article on the ethics of banning abortions

28 Feb. 2023

CPLB Advisory Board member Frances Kamm has a new article forthcoming in The Journal of Practical Ethics entitled “Abortion Bans and Cruelty”...

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Dan Hausman’s new book, How Health Care Can Be Cost-Effective and Fair

25 Jan. 2023

Dan Hausman’s new book, How Health Care Can Be Cost-Effective and Fair has just been published by Oxford University Press. Central to the book is whether cost-effective allocation of healthcare...

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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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