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Jacob D. Moses

jmoses16@jhu.edu • website: jdmoses.com

Current Appointment

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD · Sept. 2020–present

Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute of the History of Medicine and
Center for Medical Humanities & Social Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Education

Harvard University, Cambridge, MA · Nov. 2020

Ph.D., History of Science
Secondary Graduate Field in Science, Technology, and Society

Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY · May 2007

A.B., with Departmental Honors in Science, Technology, and Society

Research Fellowships

Graduate Fellow in Ethics, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University · 2018–19

Ethics Pedagogy Fellow, Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics, Harvard University · 2017–18

Research Fellow in Program on Science, Technology, and Society, Harvard Kennedy School · 2015–17

Professional Experience

The Hastings Center, Garrison, NY

New Media Director · 2009–13

Research Assistant · 2007–09

Publications

In preparation: A. Arnold-Forster, J. Moses, and S. Schotland (eds.), “Wounded Healers and the Politics of Wellbeing: Healthcare Practitioners’ Emotions in 20th Century Anglo-America,” special issue of Journal of The History of Medicine and Allied Sciences.

K. Saha, J. B. Hurlbut, S. Jasanoff, A. Ahmed, A. Appiah, F. Baylis, G. Bennett, G. Church, G. Cohen, G. Daley, K. Finneran, W. Hurlbut, R. Jaenisch, L. Lwoff, J. P. Kimes, P. Mills, J. Moses, B. S. Park, E. Parens, R. Salzman, A. Saxena, T. Simoncelli, O. C. Snead, K. S. Rajan, R. D. Truog, P. Williams, and C. Woopen, “Building Capacity for a Global Genome Editing Observatory: Institutional Design,” Trends in Biotechnology 36, no. 8 (2018): 741-743.

J. Moses, N. Berlinger, M. C. Dunn, M. K. Gusmano, and J. J. Chin, “Bioethics Casebook 2.0: Using Web-Based Design and Tools to Promote Ethical Reflection and Practice in Health Care,” Hastings Center Report 45, no. 6 (2015).

J. Moses, “Bioethics Education: IV. Public Education” entry in Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 4th Edition, ed. B. Jennings, L. Eckenwiler, G. Kaebnick, B. Koenig, S. Krimsky, S. R. Latham, M. R. Mercurio. (New York: Macmillan, 2014).

M. S. Race, J. Moses, C. McKay, and K. J. Venkateswaran, “Synthetic Biology in Space: Considering the Broad Societal and Ethical Implications,” International Journal of Astrobiology 11 (2012): 133–139.

J. Moses, “The 1.5 Cultures Problem,” Hastings Center Report 41, no. 1 (2011): inside cover.

E. Parens, J. Johnston, and J. Moses, “Do We Need ‘Synthetic Bioethics’?” Science 321 (2008): 1449 and letter in Science 323 (2009): 339.

E. Parens, J. Johnston, and J. Moses, Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology: An Overview of the Debates (Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, 2009): 1–32.

J. Moses, “Are Parents Driven to Design Their Babies?” BioethicsForum.org, February 11, 2009.

J. Moses, “A Liberating Value to Biometric Technologies? A Review of Mordini and Massari’s ‘Body, Biometrics, and Identity,’” Dialogue 2, no. 5 (2009): 1–3.

J. Moses, “From Pallets to People: RFID and Technology Design,” Dialogue 2, no. 1 (2009): 3–6.

K. Maschke and J. Moses, “Background on Privacy as Contextual Integrity,” working paper for EU-funded Homeland Security, Biometric Identification & Personal Detection Ethics (HIDE) project policy forum, Czech Republic, June 5–6, 2009.

J. Moses, “A Fair Trade? Canadian Ethics Commission Helps Recast the ‘Privacy vs. Security’ Dilemma,” Dialogue 1, no. 2 (2008): 3–6.

N. Berlinger and J. Moses, “Pandemic Flu Planning in the Community: What Can Clinical Ethicists Bring to the Public Health Table?” Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 17, no. 4 (2008): 268–70.

N. Berlinger and J. Moses, The Five People You Meet in a Pandemic and What They Need from You Today (Garrison, NY: The Hastings Center, 2007). (Also included in University of Minnesota project “Pandemic Practices: Pandemic Preparedness Tools.”)

Conference Presentations

“Affect in Retrospect: Genital Surgeries and Tracking Ethical Reform in Late-20th Century Medical Practice,” American Association for the History of Medicine Ann Arbor 2.0 Conference Panel 7 (virtual; December 9, 2020).

“Quantifying Patients’ Affect: Decision Regret Scales and the Biomedicalization of Medical Harm,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (virtual; August 18, 2020).

“Affect and Sensory Relation in the History of Medicine,” panel accepted at American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting* (Ann Arbor, MI; May 2020). * conference canceled due to COVID-19

“Remaking the Regretful Agent: Cancer Surgery, Medical Harm, and the Role of Affect in Therapeutic Reversals,” STS Circle (Cambridge, MA; February 24, 2020).

“Regret in Anticipation: Prostate-Specific Antigen Screening and the Coproduction of Future Bodies and Future Harms,” Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Studies of Science (New Orleans, LA; September 7, 2019).

“Radical Regrets: Cancer Surgery, Prostate-Specific Antigen Testing, and the Role of Affect in Therapeutic Reversals,” presentation at American Association for the History of Medicine Annual Meeting (Los Angeles, CA; May 11, 2018).

“Remorse Without Regret: Experimentalism, Consent, Apology, and the Affective Economies of Biomedicine,” presentation at Colloquium on the History of Psychiatry & Medicine, Department of Postgraduate and Continuing Education, McLean Hospital and Center for the History of Medicine, Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine (Boston, MA; October 15, 2015).

“Learning to Make Difficult Ethical Decisions: A Web-Based Case Learning Approach,” presentation at 11th Annual Asia Pacific Medical Education Conference, with Jacqueline Chin, and Michael Dunn (Singapore; January 2014).

“LGBTQ Bioethics Panel,” Health and Human Rights Week at the University at Albany (Albany, NY; December 7, 2012).

“Not All Arguments Are Equal: The FDA’s MSM Blood Deferral Policy, Gay Etiology, and Access to Sex Reassignment Surgery,” presentation for “What is Progress for Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual-Transgendered Health in Bioethics?” panel, American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities (Washington, D.C.; October 20, 2012).

“Science on Screen: Dissecting Prime-Time Bioethics,” STS Lecture (Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY; April 22, 2012).

“Ethical Issues in Synthetic Biology,” NASA Synthetic Biology Workshop (Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA; October 30–31, 2010).

“Does Google Have Biopolitics?” The Tarrytown Meeting (Center for Genetics and Society, Tarrytown, NY; July 28, 2010).

Panelist and Discussion Leader, National Conference on Ethics in America (United States Military Academy, West Point, NY; October 15–17, 2009).

“Synthesizing New Life: Challenges for Bioethics in Synthetic Biology,” American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities (Cleveland, OH; October 24, 2008).

“Synthesizing New Science: Public Engagement and the Regulatory Debate in Synthetic Biology,” National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference (Union College, Schenectady, NY; April 25, 2008).

“Making Ethical Decisions During a Pandemic: Three Duties and Five People You Need to Know,” with Nancy Berlinger, Public Health Preparedness Summit (Atlanta, GA; February 22, 2008); Association for Practical and Professional Ethics (San Antonio, TX; February 23, 2008).

Workshops Convened

“Graduate Fellows Workshop,” Johns Hopkins Center for Medical Humanities and Social Medicine (Baltimore, MD; April 16, 2021).

“What Should Democracies Know?,” with Gili Vidan, Harvard Program on Science, Technology & Society (Cambridge, MA; December 8, 2016).

Workshop Respondent

Comment on Louis Gerdelan, “Charting the History of Misfortune: Early Disaster Collecting in the Seventeenth-Century,” Safra Graduate Research Seminar (Harvard University; April 23, 2019).

Comment on Mark Budolfson, “Methods for Quantifying Animal Wellbeing and Estimating Optimal Tradeoffs against Human Wellbeing,” Safra Faculty Seminar (Harvard University; March 12, 2019).

Comment on Abbie Modaff, “Black Truth and Black Beauty: Alain Locke on the Force of Authentic Expression” 20th Century US History Workshop (Harvard University; October 24, 2018).

Comment on Rachel Achs, “Justified Guilt Tripping,” Safra Graduate Research Seminar (Harvard University; October 23, 2018).

Comment on Eli Nelson, “Repossessing the Wilderness: New Deal Frontier Sciences in the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation,” Science, Religion, and Culture Colloquium (Harvard University; November 30, 2017).

Comment on workshop, “Editorial Aspirations: Human Integrity at the Frontiers of Biology,” Program on Science, Technology, and Society (Harvard Kennedy School; April 28, 2017).

Comment on Burcu Mutlu, “The Politics of Secrecy in ‘Tube-Baby Tourism’ from Turkey to Northern Cyprus,” Science, Religion, and Culture Colloquium (Harvard University; February 23, 2017).

Comment on “Politics and Ethics of Translational Medicine” panel, Science and Democracy Network 14th Annual Meeting (Cambridge, MA; Friday, June 26, 2015).

Public Media

“Progress, What’s It Good For?,” interview with Kieran Fitzpatrick, Body Politics: The Podcast Where History, Medicine, and Society Collide (April 23, 2021).

Teaching Experience

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Instructor

· The History of Medicine in Place (with Graham Mooney), MA-level · Spring 2021

· Medical Humanities and Social Medicine in Practice (with Joseph Carrese, Jeremy Greene, Graham Mooney, Carolyn Sufrin, Gail Geller), MD-level · Spring 2021

· Healing Spaces: Historical Geographies of Medical Practice (with Graham Mooney), MA-level · Fall 2020

· Introduction to Social Medicine (with Jeremy Greene, Graham Mooney, Carolyn Sufrin, Alexandre White), MD-level · Fall 2020

Harvard College, Cambridge, MA
Head Teaching Fellow

· Medical Ethics and History (Prof. David S. Jones) · Fall 2019

· Sophomore Tutorial in History of Science (Prof. Anne Harrington) · 2017

· Medical Ethics and History (Prof. David S. Jones) · Fall 2016

Teaching Fellow

· The History and Culture of Stigma (Prof. Allan Brandt) · Spring 2018

· The History and Culture of Stigma (Prof. Allan Brandt) · Spring 2017

· Sophomore Tutorial in History of Science (Prof. Anne Harrington) · Spring 2016

· Knowing the World: An Introduction to the History of Science (Prof. Alex Csiszar) · Fall 2015

Undergraduate Thesis Advisor

· Safa Salem, “Health as a Luxury: Historicizing the Effects of the Federal Poverty Level on Healthcare in the United States” · 2019–20

· Maetal Haas-Kogan, “Voluntary Control and Coercive Choices: Sterilization Uses and Abuses in the US, 1962–1982” · 2018–19

· Sarah Murphy, “The Law and Birth Control Advocacy in Massachusetts, 1916–1972” · 2017–18

· Hamidah Mahmud, “Human Representation and Misrepresentation at the Chicago World Fair of 1893” · 2016–17

Teaching Awards

Awarded 6 Certificates of Distinction in Teaching from the Bok Center for Teaching and Learning, Harvard University: Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017 (2), Fall 2018, Fall 2019

Service to the Field

Peer Reviewer, Hastings Center Report · 2021

Peer Reviewer, Science, Technology, and Society · 2019

House-based Advisor to Undergraduates in History and Science, Harvard University · 2019–20

Managing Editor, First 100 Days essay collection, http://first100days.stsprogram.org · 2017

Reviewer, Undergraduate Senior Theses in History and Science, Harvard University · 2017–20

Research Officer, Science, Religion, and Culture Program, Harvard University · 2016–19

Coordinator, STS Fellows, Program on Science, Technology and Society, Harvard University · 2016–17

Coordinator, History of Medicine Working Group, History of Science, Harvard University · 2014–16

Awards and Travel Fellowships

Ashford Fellowship, Harvard University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences · 2013–20

Strominger Prize Fellowship, Department of History of Science, Harvard University · 2020

Strominger Prize Fellowship, Department of History of Science, Harvard University · 2019

Strominger Prize Fellowship, Department of History of Science, Harvard University · 2018

Graduate Education Beyond the Classroom Trip to Ladakh, India, Dept. History of Science · 2018

American Association for the History of Medicine/NSF Travel Grant · 2018

Chemical Heritage Foundation Travel Grant, Philadelphia, PA · 2016

Received “Excellent” Report on General Examination · 2015

Sosland Family Graduate Fellowship, Harvard University · 2014–15

Summer School Tuition Fellowship (German Language Instruction), Harvard University · 2014

TEDMed Front-Line Scholarship, Washington, D.C. · 2012

Early-Career Scholar Grant, American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities · 2008

References

David S. Jones, A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Sciences and the Faculty of Medicine, Harvard University

Allan M. Brandt, Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine, Professor of the History of Science, Department of the History of Science, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine, Harvard University

Sheila S. Jasanoff, Pforzheimer Professor of Science and Technology Studies, Harvard University

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