Nir Eyal is Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine (Bioethics) at the Harvard Medical School. He is also appointed at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Department of Global Health and Population, and at the Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Dr. Eyal was the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics at the Center for Human Values of Princeton University and previously, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Clinical Bioethics of the National Institutes of Health. He holds a DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, an MA in Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a BA in Philosophy and History from Tel-Aviv University. During 2009-10 he was Faculty Fellow at the EJ Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University.
Dr. Eyal is writing, among other things, on ethical ways to address critical health worker shortages; on healthcare rationing in resource-poor settings; on markets in human organs; on the ethical grounds for informed consent; on personal responsibility for health; on "nudging" for health promotion; on the ethics of electronic adherence monitoring; on ethics in HIV cure trials; on ethical questions in HIV treatment-as-prevention trials; on the moral imperative to revise the US lung allocation system; on fairness on the path to universal health coverage; on accrediting corporations for improving global health; on the notion of health inequality; and on the fair distribution of risk. Research outside bioethics surrounds egalitarian theory, self-ownership, respect for persons, and consequentialism.
For an up-to-date personal website, see http://projects.iq.harvard.edu/nir_eyal.