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Expertise: Bioethics, medical ethics, stem cell research, end-of-life ethics, science policy, neuroethics, bioterrorism, emerging military technologies

Jonathan D. Moreno is a Senior Fellow at American Progress and the author of several books on national security, science, and ethics, including Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century and Undue Risk: Secret State Experiments on Humans.

He is the David and Lyn Silfen University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, where he is 1 of 14 Penn Integrates Knowledge professors. At Penn, he is also a professor of medical ethics and health policy, of history and sociology of science, and of philosophy. His online neuroethics course drew more than 36,000 registrants in fall 2013. Moreno has served as an advisor to many governmental and nongovernmental organizations, including the Department of Defense, the Department of Homeland Security, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

Moreno is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and is the U.S. member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee. He has served as a senior staff member for three presidential advisory commissions. In 2008–09, he served as a member of President Barack Obama’s transition team. He holds a Ph.D. from Washington University in St. Louis, was an Andrew W. Mellon postdoctoral fellow, was awarded an honorary doctorate by Hofstra University, and is a recipient of the Benjamin Rush Medal from the College of William and Mary Law School and the Dr. Jean Mayer Award for Global Citizenship from Tufts University. A frequent contributor to such publications as The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, the Huffington Post, Psychology Today, and other major media, his work has been cited by Al Gore and was used in the development of the screenplay for “The Bourne Legacy.” The American Journal of Bioethics has called him “the most interesting bioethicist of our time.”

By Jonathan D. Moreno
Biotech is Thrusting Us into New Political TerritoryThe New ScientistAugust 30, 2012
The Body PoliticCenter for American ProgressJune 4, 2012
Mind WarsCenter for American ProgressJune 4, 2012
Undue RiskCenter for American ProgressJune 4, 2012
Can Brain Research Keep Us Safe?SlateSeptember 8, 2011
U.S. Stem Cell Ruling Invites Asian CompetitionSan Jose MercuryAugust 31, 2010
Ask the Expert: Major Advances in Synthetic BiologyCenter for American ProgressMay 20, 2010
A Stem Cell Policy Worthy of the Public TrustCenter for American ProgressMarch 19, 2010
The United States of ScienceCenter for American ProgressFebruary 2, 2010
Collins for HealthCenter for American ProgressJuly 10, 2009
Back to the FutureCenter for American ProgressJuly 6, 2009
Comparative Effectiveness Research Will Help People Make Better Health ChoicesCenter for American ProgressMay 1, 2009
Science NextCenter for American ProgressApril 1, 2009
New Stem Cell Policy Founded on Ethics and ExpertiseCenter for American ProgressMarch 18, 2009
Lifting Restrictions on Stem Cell ResearchCenter for American ProgressMarch 9, 2009
Seven for Science: Now that’s Science Progress!Center for American ProgressDecember 19, 2008
New possibilities for stem cell researchCenter for American ProgressAugust 10, 2008
Using Neuropharmacology to Improve Interrogation TechniquesCenter for American ProgressJuly 23, 2008
Of Colons and CandidatesCenter for American ProgressMay 30, 2008
Ask the Expert: Congress Gives Stem Cells Another ShotCenter for American ProgressMay 14, 2008
Genetic Non-DiscriminationCenter for American ProgressApril 22, 2008
Stem CelebrationCenter for American ProgressNovember 26, 2007
Science Progress, the Phrase and the TitleCenter for American ProgressOctober 4, 2007
Bad Medicine, Again: Bush Stem Cell Veto All WrongCenter for American ProgressJune 20, 2007
Richard Rorty: Memories of a True ProgressiveCenter for American ProgressJune 13, 2007
The Clone WarsCenter for American ProgressJune 11, 2007
One Good Turn Deserves AnotherCenter for American ProgressJune 7, 2007
Let Science Dictate ResearchCenter for American ProgressJune 7, 2007
Divided We Fail: The Need for National Stem Cell FundingCenter for American ProgressApril 12, 2007
HOPE Is Not EnoughCenter for American ProgressApril 10, 2007
Stop Politicizing Scientific TerminologyCenter for American ProgressMarch 21, 2007
The Defining ProblemCenter for American ProgressMarch 1, 2007
Scaring Off ScienceCenter for American ProgressFebruary 12, 2007
Ad Hominem Ad NauseamCenter for American ProgressJanuary 24, 2007
Alternative Sources of Stem Cell TruthCenter for American ProgressJanuary 11, 2007
It Takes All KindsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 9, 2007
Third Time’s the HarmCenter for American ProgressDecember 20, 2006
A New Type of Values VoterCenter for American ProgressDecember 19, 2006
Next Steps for Stem Cells in CongressCenter for American ProgressNovember 27, 2006
The Role of Brain Research in National DefenseCenter for American ProgressNovember 14, 2006
“Rush” to JudgmentCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2006
Minding the Stem Cell GapCenter for American ProgressOctober 23, 2006
Stemming and HawingCenter for American ProgressSeptember 11, 2006
The Hard CellCenter for American ProgressSeptember 5, 2006
Too Much to AskCenter for American ProgressAugust 4, 2006
Taking Stem Cells SeriouslyCenter for American ProgressJuly 27, 2006
President Bush’s “Hybrid” ProblemCenter for American ProgressFebruary 16, 2006
Don’t Let Politics Interfere in the Fight against Cervical CancerCenter for American ProgressJanuary 6, 2006
For the Sake of National Security, Fix the Public Health SystemCenter for American ProgressDecember 23, 2005
Plugging the Gaps in BiodefenseCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2005
Is New Orleans Our Lisbon?Center for American ProgressOctober 20, 2005
The Einstein-Russell Manifesto, 50 Years OnCenter for American ProgressJuly 5, 2005