CURRENT RESEARCH AREAS
I am in my first research rotation of my MD/PhD program in the Substance Abuse Research Division. I am looking at factors predicting heroin consequences and differences between the types of consequences a heroin user may experience (health, economic, legal, etc).
I have two main neuroethics foci at the moment. The first is an examination of ethics within neuroscience organizations and requirements for professional organizations. The second is an exploration of neuroprosthetics and their roles within treatment and enhancement of different populations. I want to explore our definitions of disability and how that affects the way in which we create new technologies and justify their uses.
There are multiple areas of bioethics that I have explored. Currently, I am working with a medical interpreter in order to develop a deeper understanding of the ethical risks associated with language access in medical settings and develop guidelines for patient care providers.