An Open Letter to President Barack Obama, Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Mathews Burwell, Attorney General Eric Holder and Leaders of Congress

Nir Eyal

Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School and Harvard University

Nir Eyal is Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine (Medical Ethics) at the Harvard Medical School. His primary appointment is at Harvard University’s campus-wide 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 Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University. Eyal is Associate Editor of Ethical Perspectives and Co-Editor of the new Oxford University Press series Population-Level Bioethics. In 2013, he will Chair both the Philosophy Subcommittee of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and (until 2016) the Committee on Philosophy and Medicine of the American Philosophical Association.