Jonathan H. Marks, director of the Bioethics Program at The Pennsylvania State University, and professor of bioethics, humanities, philosophy and law, has received a research residency from the Brocher Foundation, a leading independent bioethics research institution based in Geneva, Switzerland. During his summer 2023 residency, Marks will work on a project reframing the way we think about pandemic justice and the role of public health infrastructure in pandemic preparedness.
“I’m delighted to be returning to the Brocher Foundation,” said Marks, whose first residency at the Foundation led to his book, “The Perils of Partnership: Industry Influence, Institutional Integrity, and Public Health”—published by Oxford University Press in 2019 and shortlisted for the North American Society for Social Philosophy’s book prize.
Marks anticipates that his time at Brocher will enhance his current research project, much as it did the previous one.
“Brocher provides a wonderfully supportive environment for research and writing,” Marks said. “And being in Geneva again will give me the opportunity to engage with World Health Organization staff working on pandemic preparedness and response.”
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