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Alex John London ([email protected])

Alex John London, PhD, is Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University in the USA. An elected fellow of the Hastings Center, he has written extensively on problems in bioethics and ethical theory relating to uncertainty, risk, fairness, equality and justice. He also works on methodological issues in both theoretical and applied ethics. His papers have appeared in Mind, Science, The Lancet, PLoS Medicine, Statistics In Medicine, The Hastings Center Report, and numerous other journals and collections. He is co-editor of Ethical Issues in Modern Medicine, one of the most widely used textbooks in medical ethics and recipient of the Elliott Dunlap Smith Award for Distinguished Teaching and Educational Service in the Dietrich College of Humanities and Social Sciences at Carnegie Mellon University.

In 2016, Professor London was appointed to the US National Academies of Sciences Engineering and Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) Committee on Clinical Trials During the 2014-2015 Ebola Outbreak. In 2012 Professor London joined the Working Group on the Revision of the CIOMS 2002 International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects and in 2011 he was appointed to the Steering Committee on Forensic Science Programs for the International Commission on Missing Persons (ICMP). Since 2007 he has served as a member of the Ethics Working Group of the HIV Prevention Trials Network. He has testified before the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues and has been commissioned to write papers for the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the US Institute of Medicine (IOM). He has served as an ethics expert in consultations with numerous national and international organisations including US National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, the World Medical Association, and the World Bank.