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Ian Tully, PhD

I am an Assistant Professor in the School of Nursing and Center for Global Health Ethics at Duquesne University. Prior to that I was a Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellow in Philosophy and Mental Disorder at Johns Hopkins University's Berman Institute of Bioethics, working under the direction of Hanna Pickard.


I completed my PhD in the philosophy department at Washington University in St. Louis in 2018, defending a dissertation on depression under the direction of John Doris. Before I came to Wash U, I completed an M.A. in philosophy at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a B.A in philosophy from George Washington University. 


My main interests are in bioethics and ethical theory, focusing primarily on issues in psychiatry, especially concerning depression. After I graduated, I worked for two years for Washington University's IRB as an "expedited review specialist," which led me to develop a secondary interest in research ethics, particularly research on mental illness. 


For more information on my dissertation and other work, see my research page.

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