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Art Caplan, Ph.D.

Art Caplan, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Areas of Focus:

  • BioPharma and Life Sciences

Prior Experience:

  • New York University Langone Medical Center
    Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and Founding Head of the Division of Bioethics
  • NYU Sports and Society Program
    Co-founder and Dean of Research
  • Global Institute for Public Health at NYU
    Head of Ethics Program
  • University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
    Sidney D. Caplan Professor of Bioethics
  • University of Minnesota, University of Pittsburgh, Columbia University


  • WIRB - Copernicus Group Advisory Board 
  • Advisor to DOD/DARPA on Synthetic Biology
  • University of Pennsylvania’s External Advisory Committee for its Orphan Disease Center
  • Ethics and Ebola Working Group of the World Health Organization
  • Chairperson of the Compassionate Use Advisory Committee
  • Chair of the Advisory Committee to the United Nations on Human Cloning
  • Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Department of Health and Human Services on Blood Safety and Availability
  • Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Illnesses
  • Special Advisory Committee to the International Olympic Committee on Genetics and Gene Therapy
  • Chair of National Cancer Institute Biobanking Ethics Working Group
  • The Special Advisory Panel to the National Institutes of Mental Health on Human Experimentation on Vulnerable Subjects
  • Chair of Wellcome Trust Advisory Panel on Research in Humanitarian Crises


  • B.A.
    Brandeis University
  • Ph.D
    Columbia University