J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD is on faculty at the Center for Bioethics and in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is a staff psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and is the co-founder and co-director of the Human Rights and Asylum Clinic at CHA. At Cambridge, he is a psychiatrist for one of the principle training and teaching teams and works closely with psychiatry residents and medical students, along with staff members and trainees in various other mental health disciplines. Dr. Boyd graduated with a BA cum laude from Yale in philosophy. He then attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill where he received an MA in philosophy, a Ph.D. in religion and culture, and a medical degree. Following graduate school and medical school, he completed a residency in psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital/Harvard Medical School and also completed a Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School. He has taught medical ethics and the humanities in various venues, and currently teaches “Medical Ethics and Professionalism” to first year Harvard medical students and a popular freshman seminar at Harvard College entitled “Psychology of Religion.” He writes for both lay and academic audiences on issues of health care justice, humanistic aspects of medicine, and substance use.