I am a philosopher working in philosophy of science, especially philosophy of medicine. I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Philosophy of Science (HPS) at the University of Pittsburgh, and a Research Associate with the African Centre for Epistemology and Philosophy of Science at the University of Johannesburg. I am also on the International Philosophy of Medicine Roundtable Scientific Committee. I was previously a postdoctoral research fellow in the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Toronto.
I draw on my dual training in philosophy and in medicine to answer some of the fundamental questions in science and healthcare, questions about the nature of contemporary disease, evidence and reasoning in healthcare, and theory and methods in epidemiology and medical science. I believe that philosophy can benefit science as well as healthcare education and practice.
I grew up in Toronto, Canada. I completed a PhD in philosophy from the University of Toronto, which included visiting fellowships at King’s College London and the University of California, San Diego. I also completed an MD from the University of Toronto, as well as a research fellowship in health professions education at the Wilson Centre in Toronto.