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David DeGrazia, PhD


David DeGrazia joined the Department of Bioethics, part-time, as Senior Research Fellow in July 2013 while continuing (part-time) at George Washington University, where he is Elton Professor of Philosophy. DeGrazia has published mainly in ethics–both theoretical and applied–with much of his work specifically in bioethics. He is the (co)author or coeditor of eight published books, including Human Identity and Bioethics (Cambridge UP, 2005), Creation Ethics: Reproduction, Genetics, and Quality of Life (Oxford UP, 2012), and Biomedical Ethics (McGraw-Hill), a textbook published through multiple editions.  His articles have been published in such journals as EthicsPhilosophy and Public AffairsThe Hastings Center Report, Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and Pain. DeGrazia's current research projects focus on bioethical theory and animal research ethics. In 2012 he served as Senior Advisor to the staff of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and he currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Applied Philosophy and Public Affairs Quarterly. DeGrazia is also a Fellow of the Hastings Center.

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