London Appointed to U.S. National Academy of Medicine Committee
Alex John London, the Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy, has been appointed to a new U.S. National Academy of Medicine committee on Creating a Framework for Emerging Science, Technology, and Innovation in Health and Medicine. The committee will develop a framework founded upon core ethical principles with a focus on equity, for considering the potential benefits and risks that emerging science, technology, and innovation in health and medicine can bring to society. Director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon, London’s work focuses on ethical and policy issues surrounding the development and deployment of novel technologies in medicine, biotechnology and artificial intelligence, on methodological issues in theoretical and practical ethics, and on cross-national issues of justice and fairness. He is the author of “For the Common Good: Philosophical Foundations of Research Ethics.” His papers have appeared in Mind, The Philosopher’s Imprint, Science, JAMA, The Lancet, The BMJ, PLoS Medicine, Statistics In Medicine, The Hastings Center Report, and numerous other journals and collections. He is also co-editor of “Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine,” one of the most widely used textbooks in medical ethics.