Talks

(Non-local. For local talks and lectures see full C.V.)

“Decision Psychology and the Ethics of Nudging”
University of Pittsburgh Department of Medicine
March 2017

“The Importance of a More Nuanced Understanding of Hope, Unrealistic Optimism, and Denial”
University of Pittsburgh Center for Ethics and Health Law
March 2017

“The Importance of a More Nuanced Understanding of Hope, Unrealistic Optimism, and Denial”
NYU Center for Bioethics
January 2017

“Choice Architecture in Pediatric Critical Care”
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting
D.C., October 2016

“The Virtues of Unfulfilled Desire”
American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting Main Program
Chicago, March 2016

“Transplant Candidates: Expressions of Hope or Denial?–A Philosophical Analysis”
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting
Houston, October 2015

“Narrative Expressions of Heart Failure Patients’ Journeys of Suffering & Healing”
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting
Houston, October 2015

“Doing With, Doing For, and Doing To: Nudges and Participatory Influence”
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting
Atlanta, October 2014

“Developing and Testing Patient-Centered Decision Aids”
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting
Atlanta, October 2014

“‘Autonomous’ Decisions and the Ethics of Nudging”
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, September 2014

“The Ethics of Incentives as Nudges for Childhood Vaccination in India”
Petrie-Flom Conference: Behavioral Economics, Law, and Health Policy
Harvard Law School, May 2014

“Dilemmas for The Rarity Thesis in Virtue Ethics”
American Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meeting Main Program
San Diego, April 2014

“Psychiatry’s New Manual (DSM-5): A Philosophical Analysis”
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting                                      Philosophy Affinity Group Meeting
Atlanta, October 2013

“When Nudging Is More Ethical Than Balanced, Nondirective Content”
Health Affairs Briefing on Patient Engagement
Washington D.C., February 2013

“Between Rational Persuasion and Coercion: A Framework for Assessing the Moral Status of Manipulation”
The Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy (on Manipulation)
Bowling Green, March 2012

“Libertarian Paternalism: Improving Decisions While Preserving Liberty?”
American Philosophical Association, Central Division Meeting Main Program
Chicago, February 2012

“Integrating Ethics Into the Science of Behavior Change”
Special Panel on Ethics and Behavioral Economics, with George Loewenstein Ph.D.,
Peter Schwartz M.D., Ph.D., and Scott Halpern M.D., Ph.D.
Society for Medical Decision Making Annual Meeting
Chicago, October 2011

“Ethically Permissible Influence: Between Reason and Coercion”
Junior Scholars in Bioethics Program
Wake Forest University, September 2011

“A Defense of Libertarian Paternalism”
The Bowling Green Workshop in Applied Ethics and Public Policy (on Paternalism)
Bowling Green, April 2011

“Biases and Heuristics in Decision-Making and their Impact on Autonomy”
Society for Philosophy and Psychology Annual Meeting
Portland, June 2010

“Managing Previously Unrecognized Impairments in Autonomy”
Rocky Mountain Ethics Congress
Boulder, August 2009
“Facial Transplantation, Ethics, and Identity”
Ethics Technology, and Identity Conference
3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, Delft, The Netherlands, June 2008

“Referential Opacity and the Threat to Advance Directives”
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Annual Meeting
Washington, DC, October 2005

“Empirically Replaying Life’s Tape”
International Society for the History, Philosophy, and Social Studies of Biology Annual Meeting
University of Guelph, July 2005