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Anne Barnhill

Research Scholar

Anne Barnhill is a Research Scholar with the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program at the Berman Institute.

Dr. Barnhill is a philosopher and bioethicist who works on food ethics, food policy, and public health ethics.  She is the co-author, with Mark Budolfson and Tyler Doggett, of Food, Ethics and Society: An Introductory Text for Oxford University Press (2016) and co-editor of the forthcoming Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics.

Dr. Barnhill’s current research includes a book on the ethics of non-rational persuasion and manipulation in public life, including the ethics of nudges, the ethics of public health messaging and the ethics of commercial marketing.  She is also currently working on food labeling and the ethics of breastfeeding promotion.

Before coming to the Berman Institute, Anne was Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. She was also a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.  She received her A.B. in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology from Princeton University and her PhD in Philosophy from New York University.