Andrew Garland, PhD

Hecht-Levi Fellow

Andrew brings two sets of training and experience to the Institute. He has a PhD in philosophy from the University of Virginia, where his dissertation research focused on the moral epistemology of conscience and its implications. He has also worked for the last few years at a top-tier contract research organization, with responsibilities including financial forecasting for clinical trials, data governance, and data science. Andrew will be bringing these two streams of experience together as he works on practical clinical trials through the Regulatory & Ethics Core of the NIH Collaboratory and the PRISM Coordinating Center. His scholarly and professional interests are diverse, including personal data governance and privacy, conscientious objection and moral refusal, moral reasoning, public policy, and ethical matters surrounding the business of clinical research. In addition to his PhD, he has master’s degrees in philosophy and math education, and a bachelor’s degree in humanities.