Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Joint Medical Program and the School of Public Health
University of California Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley
Jodi Halpern, MD, PhD is professor of bioethics and medical humanities at the University of California, Berkeley and co-founder of the Berkeley Group for the Ethics and Regulation of Innovative Technologies. Dr. Halpern’s work brings together psychiatry, philosophy, affective forecasting, and decision neuroscience. Her first book, From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice (Oxford University Press, 2011) was called a “seminal work” by The Journal of the American Medical Association. Her upcoming book Remaking the Self in the Wake of Illness focuses on the value shifts people experience in the aftermath of health losses. Dr. Halpern’s current scholarship elucidates how innovative technologies, including artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and genetic engineering, change relationships in unexpected ways. Dr. Halpern also leads a research program examining the emotional beliefs that motivate people to participate in novel gene modification clinical trials and is extending this work to neuro-technology. Dr. Halpern is invited to present her work internationally, including at the 2018 meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. See jodihalpern.com for more information.
Thursday, November 15
10:30 AM – 11:45 AM