Bioethics Symposium

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Daniel Hausman, PhD


Daniel Hausman taught in the Philosophy Department here at the University of Wisconsin-Madison for 32 years before retiring in June of 2020 and accepting the position of a research professor in the new Center for Population-Level Bioethics at Rutgers University. He was also a member of the Department of Medical History and Bioethics. Before joining the faculty at UW, he taught at the University of Maryland and Carnegie Mellon. His research addresses methodological, metaphysical, and ethical issues at the boundaries between economics and philosophy, and currently focuses on the allocation of health care. Hausman co-founded the journal, Economics and Philosophy with Michael McPherson. In 2009 he was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Andrew Schroeder, PhD


Andrew Schroeder is an associate professor of philosophy at Claremont McKenna College.  His interests cover a range of topics in ethics, political philosophy, and the philosophy of science, with a special focus on questions that lie at the intersection of those fields.

Emmanuela Gakidou, MSc, PhD


Emmanuela Gakidou, MSc, PhD, is Professor of Health Metrics Sciences and Senior Director of Organizational Development and Training at the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) at the University of Washington. She is also a Faculty Affiliate for the Center for Statistics and the Social Sciences at the University of Washington.

Dr. Gakidou’s research interests focus on impact evaluation, methods, and tools development for analytical challenges in global health. Examples of current research projects include the evaluation of community-based interventions to improve non-communicable disease management in underserved populations, the assessment of facility efficiency in the provision of health services, and the measurement of poverty and educational attainment at the small area level.

Yukiko Asada, PhD


Dr. Yukiko Asada is Professor with the Department of Community Health and Epidemiology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University in Halifax, Canada. She obtained a PhD in Population Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She belongs to a generation of academics trained to go beyond disciplinary silos to solve complex real-world problems, as most vividly signified in her peer-reviewed monograph, Health Inequality: Morality and Measurement (University of Toronto Press, 2007). She was one of a few international scholars invited in 2016 to take part in the science visioning process on health disparities measurement and methods science led by the US National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD). She was identified as one of the 250 most-connected authors in the world within health equity research in a bibliometric analysis by Collyer and Smith in 2020.

Paul Kelleher, PhD

Paul Kelleher is Associate Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His teaching and research focus on ethical and philosophical issues concerning public policy, especially health policy and climate change policy.

Daniel Wikler, PhD


Daniel Wikler is Professor Emeritus in the UW Department of Medical History and Bioethics and the Department of Philosophy, and is currently Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Ethics and Population Health at the Harvard School of Public Health. He served as the first “Staff Ethicist” for the World Health Organization. In recent years, he has been concerned primarily with bioethical issues arising at the population and global levels. Among his recent works, published with colleagues in the US and abroad, are the World Health Organization’s Casebook in Ethical Issues in International Health Research; Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, Ethics; and Measuring the Global Burden of Disease: Philosophical Dimensions, published by Oxford University Press in a series co-edited by Prof. Wikler under the title Population-Level Bioethics to which Dan Hausman is a prolific contributor.

Catch up on the 2021 podcast

Last year the Bioethics Symposium took the form of a podcast series.

Listen here