Jodi Halpern

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

MD, PhD, Yale University (recipient Porter Prize for outstanding dissertation across all of the disciplines). 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" which ushered in a wave of research on empathy, shifting medical practice and education. Author of articles on gene editing, artificial intelligence (AI) and ethics, 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 impact of AI on human emotions and relationships. Related topics include virtual reality to create empathy and uses of AI in psychotherapy, medical decision-making and care-giving. Bioethics project on gene editing with UC Berkeley IGI (Doudna) Lab. Recipient, UC Berkeley's Chancellor's Chair in 2019.