Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioethics and Director, Rutgers Center for Population-Level Bioethics

RBHS Colleagues:

We are pleased to announce that Nir Eyal, D.Phil. will be joining Rutgers University in July of 2019 as the inaugural Henry Rutgers Professor of Bioethics at the School of Public Health and Director of a new Rutgers Center for Population–Level Bioethics.

Dr. Eyal is an expert in global/population level and clinical bioethics with a focus on health inequalities, health promotion, and research ethics. Currently he is an Associate Professor of Global Health and Population at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health.

Dr. Eyal's work engages a broad range of bioethical issues including health care rationing in resource-poor settings, critical health worker shortages, personal responsibility for health and "nudging" for health promotion, and ethics in HIV cure trials, HIV treatment–as–prevention trials, and vaccine trials for emerging infections. His philosophical research outside of bioethics addresses egalitarian theory, self–ownership, respect for persons, and consequentialism. This body of work wonderfully complements the clinical and scholarly portfolios of both SPH and RBHS as we collectively disentangle and manage the vexing public and population health challenges we face in New Jersey, in our country, and globally.

Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Dr. Eyal was the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics at the Center for Human Values of Princeton University and previously, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Clinical Bioethics of the National Institutes of Health. He holds a D.Phil in Politics from Oxford University, an M.A. in Philosophy from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a B.A. in Philosophy and History from Tel–Aviv University.

In recognition of his strengths as a philosopher, Dr. Eyal will be collaborating with the highly regarded Department of Philosophy at the School of Arts and Sciences at Rutgers University—New Brunswick.

Dr. Eyal was recruited to Rutgers following a comprehensive national search under the leadership and guidance of our chair, Dr. John Colaizzi. We would like to thank each of the members of the Bioethics Search Committee, listed below, for their time, effort, and diligence in this search.

We look forward to Nir Eyal's arrival and the opportunity to build a novel, ground–breaking, and prestigious program in population level bioethics for Rutgers University.


Brian L. Strom, MD, MPH
Chancellor, Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences

Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MS, MPH
Dean, Rutgers School of Public Health


Bioethics Search Committee Members

John L. Colaizzi, PhD, RPH; Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy (Chair)
Francis Barchi, MBE, PhD; Institute for Health, School of Social Work
Nancy Connell, PhD; New Jersey Medical School
Allan V. Horwitz, PhD; Institute for Health
Ruth B. Mandel, PhD, Eagleton Institute of Politics
Christopher J. Molloy, PhD, RPh; Office of Research and Economic Development
Denise V. Rodgers, MD, Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Programs
Jeannette Rogowski, PhD; School of Public Health
Holly M. Smith, PhD; School of Arts and Sciences
Carol Terregino, MD; Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
Frances Rieth Ward, PhD, RN, MBE; School of Nursing