Lisa Fuller

Academic Title

  • Assistant Professor, Philosophy. Advisor, Bioethics Minor
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Global Justice
  • Ethics, Applied and Theoretical
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Philosophy of Law
  • Political Philosophy

My areas of research interest are global justice, bioethics and feminism. I have worked closely with Doctors Without Borders-Holland on the ethical and policy implications of humanitarian aid. Much of my work has focused on questions of priority-setting for international nongovernmental organizations as well as their ethical obligations to their beneficiaries and donors more generally. In other work, I investigate the relationships between gender oppression and global economic inequality as well as issues in nonideal theory. I have recently taken an interest in the theory and practice of clinical ethics consultation. I received training in ethics consulting at the Cleveland Clinic and now serve on the Ethics Committee of the Department of Developmental Services for Northeast Massachusetts. I have published in journals including the Journal of Moral Philosophy, Developing World Bioethics, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice and American Journal of Bioethics.

  • Ph.D. Philosophy University of Toronto
  • M.A. Philosophy University of British Columbia
  • B.A. Philosophy and Classical Civilizations University of Toronto
  • Ethics Consulting
  • Healthcare Ethics
  • Ideal and Nonideal Theory
  • Medical Humanitarianism
  • Rationing

Forthcoming Book Chapter: With Navin, Mark, “Medical Ethics Consulting” in N. McHugh, L. McIntyre and I. Olasov (eds.) The Blackwell Companion to Public Philosophy. (Wiley-Blackwell, 2022).

Forthcoming Book Chapter: “Harm, ‘No-Platforming’ and the Mission of the University: A Reply to McGregor” in AMINTAPHIL Democracy, Populism and Truth (Springer, 2020).

“Gender Equity and Social Support for Transplants” American Journal of Bioethics 19, 11, November (2019), pp. 48-49.

With Eves, M. “Incarcerated Patients and Equitability: The Ethical Obligation to Treat Them Differently,” Journal of Clinical Ethics (Winter 2017).

“Policy, Advocacy and Activism: On Bioethicists’ Role in Combating Racism,” American Journal of Bioethics 16, 4 (2016), pp. 29-31.

“International NGO Health Programs in a Non-Ideal World: Imperialism, Respect and Procedural Justice,” in J. Millum and E. Emanuel (eds.) Global Justice and Bioethics. (Oxford University Press, 2012), pp. 213-240.