Dec 2, 2020
Dr. Travis Rieder is a faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics where he serves as the Director of the Masters of Bioethics degree program. He holds secondary faculty appointments at the Department of Health Policy & Management and the Center for Public Health Advocacy within the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, as well as in the Department of Philosophy. Dr. Rider’s research distinctly falls into two categories: one being ethics and policy surrounding sustainability and planetary limits, and the second being on the question of responsible procreation in the era of climate change. He also works on food ethics related to climate change, as well as research ethics and policy issues surrounding America’s opioid epidemic. Outside of his research and scholarly writing, Dr. Rieder is quite popular as a public speaker with a passionate commitment to doing bioethics with the public and recently published his famous book, “In Pain: A Bioethicist’s Personal Struggle with Opioids."