Athmeya Jayaram, PhD

Hecht-Levi Fellow

Athmeya Jayaram is a Hecht-Levi Fellow on Ethics and Infectious Disease, appointed jointly at the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University and the Wellcome Center for Ethics and Humanities at the University of Oxford. Athmeya works at the intersection of political theory and applied ethics, particularly on how we can make democratic decisions on emerging technologies and what would make those decisions just. Athmeya has a Ph.D. in political theory from UC Berkeley and an M.A. in bioethics from New York University. Prior to the Hecht-Levi fellowship, he was a postdoctoral scholar at the Institute for Practical Ethics at UC San Diego, where he worked with scientists developing “gene drive” mosquitoes, focusing on the fairness and legitimacy of decisions to deploy novel technologies in developing countries.

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