I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University and core faculty at Vanderbilt's Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society, where I also provide clinical ethics consultation. From 2022-2023, I was a research fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. From 2020-2022, I was a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. Before all that, I completed my PhD at the University of Arizona, under the supervision of Juan Comesaña.
I work primarily in practical ethics, especially in bioethics. My research in bioethics focuses on the use of noncoercive interventions to influence choice in clinical and research settings, and on understanding and reforming bioethical practice and consultation. I am also interested in the ethics, strategy, and psychology of veganism. Outside of practical ethics, I work on metaethical questions about the nature of moral judgment and motivation.
Besides philosophy, I love vegan cooking, rock climbing, photography, and all dogs everywhere (but especially this one).