Daniel I. Wikler
Daniel I. Wikler, Ph.D.
Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health

Daniel Wikler has been Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Ethics and Population Health at the Harvard School of Public Health since 2002, where he is also affiliated with university-wide programs including the Harvard Program in Ethics and Health and the Safra Center for Ethics. His public service includes service as “staff philosopher” for the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research, and as the first “Staff Ethicist” for the World Health Organization, where he remains a consultant to several programs, including its consultative group on ethical dimensions of universal health coverage(2014). He was co-founder and second president of the International Association of Bioethics.  Professor Wikler’s published work addresses many issues in bioethics, including issues in reproduction, transplantation, and end-of-life decision-making. In recent years, he has been concerned primarily with bioethical issues arising at the population and global levels, including health resource allocation, the measurement of health and the burden of disease; ethical issues arising in health promotion; and the principles governing the use of human subjects in health research.  Among Prof. Wikler’s recent works, published with colleagues in the US and abroad, are the World Health Organization’s Casebook in Ethical Issues in International Health Research and Inequalities in Health: Concepts, Measures, Ethicspublished by Oxford University Press in a series co-edited by Prof. Wikler under the title Population-Level Bioethics.

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Ethical complexities of responding to bystander risk in HIV prevention trials.
Authors: Authors: Eyal N, Wikler D.
Clin Trials
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Opinion: Risk to study nonparticipants: A procedural approach.
Authors: Authors: Eyal N, Lipsitch M, Bärnighausen T, Wikler D.
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A
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Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage: Applying Principles to Difficult Cases.
Authors: Authors: Voorhoeve A, Tan-Torres Edejer T, Kapiriri L, Norheim OF, Snowden J, Basenya O, Bayarsaikhan D, Chentaf I, Eyal N, Folsom A, Halina Tun Hussein R, Morales C, Ostmann F, Ottersen T, Prakongsai P, Saenz C, Saleh K, Sommanustweechai A, Wikler D, Zakariah A.
Health Syst Reform
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Must research benefit human subjects if it is to be permissible?
Authors: Authors: Wikler D.
J Med Ethics
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Three Case Studies in Making Fair Choices on the Path to Universal Health Coverage.
Authors: Authors: Voorhoeve A, Edejer TTT, Kapiriri L, Norheim OF, Snowden J, Basenya O, Bayarsaikhan D, Chentaf I, Eyal N, Folsom A, Tun Hussein RH, Morales C, Ostmann F, Ottersen T, Prakongsai P, Saenz C, Saleh K, Sommanustweechai A, Wikler D, Zakariah A.
Health Hum Rights
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Variation in the oxytocin receptor gene (OXTR) is associated with differences in moral judgment.
Authors: Authors: Bernhard RM, Chaponis J, Siburian R, Gallagher P, Ransohoff K, Wikler D, Perlis RH, Greene JD.
Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci
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HIV treatment-as-prevention research: authors' reply.
Authors: Authors: Bärnighausen T, Eyal N, Wikler D.
PLoS Med
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HIV treatment-as-prevention research at a crossroads.
Authors: Authors: Bärnighausen T, Eyal N, Wikler D.
PLoS Med
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Brain dead patients are still whole organisms.
Authors: Authors: Sadovnikoff N, Wikler D.
Am J Bioeth
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Carrots, sticks, and health care reform--problems with wellness incentives.
Authors: Authors: Schmidt H, Voigt K, Wikler D.
N Engl J Med
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