Isaac B. Wright

MBE Student

Isaac B. Wright is a Master of Bioethics student. He completed an H.B.A. in Bioethics at the University of Toronto’s Department of Philosophy, graduating in 2019. Mr. Wright’s interest in bioethics began as Carter v. Canada overturned the prohibition on medical assistance in dying at the beginning of his undergraduate education. He has continued to think about the ethics of MAID and euthanasia, and has come to Johns Hopkins to further this study within a public health context.

Outside of academia, Mr. Wright has worked in politics at the provincial level, led literacy programming in a fly-in First Nations community in Northern Ontario, and most recently worked for a private sector healthcare consulting firm.

Research Interests

  • MAID and euthanasia for those suffering from Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
  • Law in the context of assistance in dying, euthanasia, and advanced directives.
  • Philosophy of mind; specifically, personal identity & survival as it concerns decision making and advanced directives.


  • H.B.A., Bioethics, University of Toronto