- Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
- Assistant Professor of Philosophy
- New York University, PhD, Philosophy
- Princeton University, AB, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Anne Barnhill, PhD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and in the Department of Philosophy (where she has a secondary appointment). She is also a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Barnhill is a philosopher and bioethicist. She works on food ethics, food policy, and public health ethics. Her current research focuses on the ethics of non-rational persuasion and manipulation in public health and private life, including the ethics of nudges, commercial advertising and public health messaging. Along with the philosophers Mark Budolfson and Tyler Doggett, she wrote Food, Ethics and Society: An Introductory Text with Readings (Oxford University Press) and co-editing the Oxford Handbook of Food Ethics.
Dr. Barnhill studied Ecology and Evolutionary Biology as an undergraduate at Princeton University. She received her Ph.D. in philosophy from New York University in 2009. Before coming to Penn in 2012, Anne was a Faculty Fellow at the Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, and a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy at Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University.