Gerard Vong

Dr. Gerard Vong

Assistant Professor
Director, Master of Arts in Bioethics Program
(404) 727-1208


Gerard Vong is Assistant Professor and Director of the Master of Arts in Bioethics Program at Emory University’s Center for Ethics. Dr. Vong received a BA with first class honours in Philosophy and a BSci in Psychology from the Australian National University and a BPhil (with distinction) and DPhil in Philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2013.

Prior to joining Emory University, Dr. Vong was a faculty fellow-in-residence at Harvard University’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Fordham University and a Jane Eliza Procter graduate fellow at Princeton University. 

Dr. Vong is currently engaged in two primary research projects.  The first is on the fair and ethical distribution of scarce goods, with a focus on healthcare goods such as donor organs.  The second is on philosophical value theory and its implications for human well-being and the use of cost-benefit analysis in health economics and public policy.