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Paul Root Wolpe


Paul’s work focuses on the social, religious, ethical, and ideological impact of medicine and technology on the human condition.

He is recognized as a founder of the field of neuroethics and is widely published in sociology, medicine and ethics. Paul is a frequent media contributor and commentator and he has been featured on 60 Minutes and the Science Times of the New York Times. He was NASA’s first senior bioethicist and served for 15 years. .   

Paul is currently, the Raymond Schinazi Distinguished Research Professor of Jewish Bioethics, Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Neuroscience and Biological Behavior, and Sociology, and the Director of the Center for Ethics at Emory University.