Jodi Halpern

Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, University of California, Berkeley

MD, PhD, Yale University. Medicine and Psychiatry Residency, Rockefeller Fellowship, Princeton University. Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar. Currently, Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Lead for Group on Ethics in Innovative Technologies, UC Berkeley. Author of "From Detached Concern to Empathy: Humanizing Medical Practice". Findings ushered in a wave of research on empathy, shifting medical practice and education. Author of articles on autonomy, empathic imagination, decision-making capacity, social justice and conflict reconciliation. Current book projects include "Remaking the Self in the Wake of Illness" and "Engineering Empathy" which investigates the role of technologies that shift human emotions and relationships. Specific topics include virtual reality to create empathy and uses of AI in psychotherapy, medical decision-making and caregiving. Bioethics project on gene editing with UC Berkeley IGI (Doudna) Lab. Recipient, Porter Prize for outstanding dissertation across all of the disciplines, Yale University.