Please join us for a one hour presentation and discussion about the critical role for public scholarship in the current political climate, and the importance of translating strong science for the public and policy makers.
Amy Fairchild, PhD, MPH, Dean of OSU’s College of Public Health will give a short presentation. Dr. Fairchild works at the intersection of history, public health ethics, public health policy, and politics. Her work helped establish public health ethics—which is concerned with the well-being of populations—as fundamentally distinct from either bioethics or human rights. Fairchild assesses the social, political, and ethical factors that shape not only the potential and limits of the state to intervene for the common good but also what counts as evidence.
Dana Howard, PhD, of OSU’s Center for Bioethics will provide a commentary and lead a question and answer session. Dr. Howard studies the ethical issues that surround medical decision-making, especially the decisions made on behalf of those who cannot decide on their own. She also focuses on the norms of advising and the role that our anticipatory attitudes like hope and retrospective attitudes like regret should play in our decision making.
This talk is co-sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Human Values and Scholars Strategy Network.