I am the Ethics Program Manager and Clinical Ethicist for the University of California San Diego Health System. I am based out of the UCSD Hillcrest Medical Center, but I cover the La Jolla campus as well.
Before joining UCSD, I was the Senior Clinical Ethics Fellow for the University of California Los Angeles Health System. And, prior to that, I was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the University of California San Diego’s Institute for Practical Ethics (2018-2021), the Bernheim Postdoctoral Fellow in Social Responsibility at the Université catholique de Louvain (2017), and a Predoctoral Research Fellow at Harvard University (2016-2017). I earned my PhD in 2018 at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany.
My research falls under the broad umbrella of practical ethics, with specific focus on clinical ethics, bioethics, and environmental ethics. Currently, I am working on issues related to medical decision-making capacity, just health care resource allocation, and physician obligations with respect to futile medical treatment.
I have articles published or forthcoming in: Bioethics; Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics; Politics, Philosophy & Economics; Journal of Applied Philosophy; Ethics, Policy, & the Environment; Moral Philosophy and Politics; and the Journal of Global Ethics. And my first book, Climate Engineering: A Normative Perspective, was published in 2019 with Lexington Books. Outside of work, I can be found hiking, golfing, and surfing throughout Southern California.