Dr. Jessica Baron is a writer, instructor, and speaker on topics ranging from the history of medicine to the ethics of future technology. She is a Forbes.com contributor and the creator and author of the Reilly Top 10 List of Emerging Ethical Dilemmas and Policy Issues in Science and Technology which has over a quarter of a million readers worldwide. She has also written for outlets such as The Huffington Post, Aeon Magazine, The Daily Beast, and trade publications including Cultures Magazine (for the American Society for Microbiology).
She received her Ph.D. in History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Notre Dame and worked at the University’s Reilly Center for Science, Technology, and Values for seven years as Outreach and Communications Coordinator. She also served as the Director of Media and Engagement for the international History of Science Society and Managing Editor for the journal Studies in History and Philosophy of Science.
Dr. Baron is an historian of medicine by training, but now works primarily on the ethics of emerging technology. She has lobbied on behalf of social science and humanities funding on Capitol Hill and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on science and technology ethics, medical history, science communication, women’s history, and research ethics. She has presented on these topics all over the world and is available for speaking engagements and workshops.
Dr. Baron also holds a B.A. in Medical Anthropology, and an M.A. in Anthropology, History, and Classics from the University at Buffalo (SUNY). She has been awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grant money for her humanities work from the University of Notre Dame and the National Science Foundation.