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Jeff Skopek Visiting Fellow

1585 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA, 02138

Jeff Skopek is an Associate Professor with tenure at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law and the Deputy Director of its Centre for Law, Medicine and Life Sciences.

His research explores the normative and conceptual foundations of laws that regulate medicine and biomedical research, focusing in particular on controversies about the types of harms and benefits that count.   He has published a set of articles on privacy and anonymity, and he is currently the PI on a pair of grant-funded projects on the regulation of the use of artificial intelligence in health care.   During his fellowship at the Animal Law & Policy Program, he will work on a project titled “Three Challenges for Animal Rights: Cows, Zebras, and Painless Mice.”

Outside of academia, he has served on Astra Zeneca’s Animal Welfare Ethics Review Board and the Health and Social Care Advisory Panel for the UK government’s Centre for Digital Ethics.

Before taking up his position at Cambridge, he held a three-year Academic Fellowship at Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Centre for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics.   Prior to that, he was a law clerk to Chief Judge Lynch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

He received his A.B. in History from Stanford University, J.D. from Harvard Law School, and Ph.D. in the History and Philosophy of Science from the University of Cambridge.  His studies were supported by Truman, Fulbright, Gates Scholarships, for which he is most grateful.