Dana Howard

Instructor (tenure track), Center for Bioethics & Dept. of Philosophy

My research concerns issues relating to bioethics, political philosophy, and normative ethics. I currently work on the normative and legal implications of medical decision-making, the norms of advising, the ethics of biobanking, and the relationship between medicine and disability. When it comes to medical decision-making, I am particularly interested in the ethical issues that surround decisions made on behalf of those who cannot decide on their own. I am also interested in the role that our anticipatory attitudes like hope and our retrospective attitudes like regret should play in our decision-making. Prior to coming to the Center of Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Ohio State University Medical Center, I was a bioethics fellow at the NIH Clinical Center Department of Bioethics from 2015 to 2017. There I engaged in research, participated in the bioethics consultation service for the Clinical Center as well as the intramural IRB review program. I received my Ph.D. in Philosophy from Brown University in 2014.

Areas of Expertise
  • Bioethics
  • Social and Political Philosophy
  • Ethical Theory

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