Michael DiStefano (PhD Student)

PhD Student


Michael DiStefano is a 2nd year PhD student in Bioethics and Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management. His research interests include priority setting and resource allocation, ethical issues related to the measurement of health, and the ethics of surveillance and influence in health (from mobile health to health incentives programs).

Michael received a Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. His graduate thesis explored the ethics of using mobile health technologies to enhance TB treatment adherence. Prior to joining Hopkins, Michael interned at the World Medical Association and taught in the Biomedical Ethics department at Dong-A University in Busan, South Korea. He graduated from Princeton University in 2011 with a degree in Religion and remains fascinated by the role religious belief plays in many areas of bioethics.

Email: michael.distefano@jhu.edu


DiStefano MJ. Wearable Biometric Technologies and Public Health. The American Journal of Bioethics 17(1) (2017): 79-81.

DiStefano M, Schmidt H. mHealth for Tuberculosis Treatment Adherence: A Framework to Guide Ethical Planning, Implementation, and Evaluation. Global Health: Science and Practice 4(2) (2016), 211-221.

DiStefano M, Ruger JP. Reflective Solidarity as to Provincial Globalism and Shared Health Governance. Diametros 46 (2015): 151-158.