Samuel Reis-Dennis

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My primary philosophical fields are normative ethics, moral psychology, and bioethics. I am interested in the ways in which social standing informs the way we feel and express moral emotions and shape our interpersonal relationships, including doctor-patient interactions. My research, on this topic and others, has appeared in leading philosophy and bioethics journals, including The Australasian Journal of Philosophy, The Journal of Medical Ethics, and The Hastings Center Report. From 2019-2022, I was Assistant Professor at Albany Medical College in the Department of Bioethics Education and Research. From 2017-2019, I was Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellow in the Berman Institute of Bioethics at Johns Hopkins University. In 2017, I completed a PhD in philosophy at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where I wrote a dissertation under the direction of Susan Wolf. I did my undergraduate work at Cornell University, where I wrote an honors thesis supervised by Derk Pereboom.

Research Areas

Normative ethics, moral psychology, bioethics


PhD, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 2017

BA, Cornell University, 2010


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