Gerard Vong

Director, Master of Arts in Bioethics Program
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Gerard Vong is associate professor and director of the Master of Arts in Bioethics Program. Dr. Vong received a BA with first-class honors in philosophy and a BSci in psychology from Australian National University and a BPhil (with distinction) and DPhil in philosophy from 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 pursues both single-authored and collaborative research in bioethics and moral philosophy. He is currently focused on two primary research projects. The first is on the fair, ethical and systematic distribution of benefits and risks, with a focus on scarce health care goods such as critical care resources and donor organs. The second is on philosphical value theory and its implications for human well-being and the use of cost-benefit analysis in health economics and public policy.