Faculty & Staff
Timothy Murphy, PhDProfessor of Philosophy in the Biomedical Sciences Department of Medical Education
Timothy F. Murphy is Professor of Philosophy in the Biomedical Sciences and holds a doctorate in philosophy from Boston College. He teaches and conducts research in the areas of professional ethics, assisted reproductive technologies, medicine and sexuality, and ethical aspects of genetic research. He is the author or editor of nine books, such as Justice and the Human Genome Project (University of California Press), Gay Science: The Ethics of Sexual Orientation Research (Columbia University Press), and Case Studies in Biomedical Research Ethics (The MIT Press). His most recent book is Ethics, Sexual Orientation, and Choices about Children (The MIT Press). He has published widely in professional journals such as the Journal of Medical Ethics, American Journal of Bioethics, Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, and Reproductive Biomedicine Online, among others. His work has been supported by grants from the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Institutes of Health. He has been a member of ethics committees for such groups as the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, the American Academy of Pain Medicine. and he has been a visiting scholar at the Institute for Ethics of the American Medical Association. He is a member of the editorial boards of the journals Bioethics and the American Journal of Bioethics.