Anders Herlitz

Visiting Scientist

Department of Global Health and Population

During the academic years 2016-2019, Dr. Anders Herlitz is Visiting Scientist at the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He is also Research Fellow at the Institute for Futures Studies in Stockholm, Sweden

Herlitz’s writing explores many aspects of population-level bioethics, bioethics, normative ethics and political philosophy:

  1. Inequality (including inequality in health)

2. Person-centered care and shared-decision making

3. The principle of need and need satisfaction

4. Comparability problems and how to form reasonable decisions when no best alternative can be identified

Articles by Herlitz have appeared in Social Science and Medicine, Social Indicators Research, Health Communications, Journal of Medical Ethics, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, and other venues.

Herlitz holds a PhD in Political and Social Sciences from the European University Institute in Florence. In 2014, he was awarded a Marie Curie fellowship and spent three years as a Marie Curie fellow affiliated to the University of Gothenburg and the philosophy department at Rutgers University. He has been a research visitor at Georgetown and Oxford Universities. During the summers 2013 and 2014, he taught at Bogazici University in Istanbul.