I am currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics at UNC-CH. I am also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Philosophy

My research focuses on conceptual, epistemological, metaphysical, ethical, legal, and political issues surrounding the concepts of mental disorder and irrationality. I have published on the topics of moral integrity, human enhancement, economic rationality, political liberty and material equality, surrogate decision-making, psychopathy (i.e., the condition of being a psychopath) and civil commitment law. My profile at contains links to many of those papers.

I am currently the Managing Editor of Public Affairs Quarterly and the new Chair of the Mental Health Ethics and Policy Affinity Group of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

My partner of nine years is the wonderful, Joy Meyer. She is an abstract oil painter and blogs about her studio practice at