Fellows are an elected group of individuals of outstanding accomplishment whose work has informed scholarship and/or public understanding of complex ethical issues in health, health care, life sciences research, and the environment.
Other Hastings Center Fellows include academic bioethicists, scholars from other disciplines, scientists, journalists, lawyers, novelists, artists, and highly accomplished persons from other spheres. Their common distinguishing feature is uncommon insight and impact in areas of critical concern to the Hasting Center – how best to understand and manage the inevitable values questions, moral uncertainties and societal effects that arise as a consequence of advances in the life sciences, the need to improve health and health care for people of all ages, and mitigation of human impact on the natural world.
There are more than 200 Hastings Center Fellows, predominantly from the United States, but increasingly from all corners of the globe. The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan ethics research institution founded in 1969.