The Harvard Pop Center has awarded Anders Herlitz, PhD, a research fellow and visiting scientist in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, with a $5,000 research grant. Herlitz was selected for infusing ethical considerations into his population science research. The Prize is named after longtime Harvard Pop Center member Sissela Bok, a philosopher, ethicist, and writer who has spent her renowned career exploring both personal moral obligations, as well as those of societies as a whole.
Herlitz’s research focuses on population-level bioethics; he examines how scarce health-related resources should be distributed across populations with diverse needs and capacities, and how social institutions that influence and determine distributions of health-related goods should be evaluated. Currently he is working with Dan Wikler and Nir Eyal, both professors in the Department of Global Health and Population at the Harvard Chan School.
Herlitz will be presenting his work at an upcoming Friday Luncheon Seminar at the Harvard Pop Center on April 6, 2018 from 12:30–1:30 p.m.