Author Archives: jwboyd
Do you wear seatbelts? If so, why? Do you want your surgeon to wear a mask when you get your hip replaced? If so , why or why not? Do germs exist? If germs actually exist, who would know the … Continue reading
Here is a nice Q and A discussing some of the findings of our study of donor conceived individuals in Severance: On the Aftermath of Separation. For a sample, I’ve copied one of the questions below, along with my answer: … Continue reading
I was lucky to meet Dani Shapiro through HMS Bioethics when she came to speak in a class I taught there about her book Inheritance. That meeting ultimately resulted in Josh North, Rennie Burke, Yvette Ollada, Gali Katznelson and I … Continue reading
Delighted that the work that co-authors Shivam Singh and Farhad Udwadia and I did examining how much medical students in India are taught about human rights and conditions inside their own prisons. Our paper can be found here in the … Continue reading
It strikes me as impossibly difficult for individuals who lose loved ones to COVID. but whose politics make it hard (or impossible) for them to acknowledge the seriousness of COVID, to properly mourn their dead loved ones. Please send thoughts/anecdotes … Continue reading
Many people don’t know that individuals in U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) custody are regularly placed in solitary confinement (often termed “administrative or disciplinary segregation”) for extended periods of time, a horrific practice that Ellen Gallagher Esq. has bravely … Continue reading
Here is another blog on Psychology Today authored by Jessica Tepper and myself.