Ian Tully, PhD

I am 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 ethical theory, broadly construed. Most of my work explores the ways in which thinking about depression can inform longstanding debates in ethics. 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.