Carina Fourie, PhD

Research interests: applied ethics, bioethics, health, medical ethics, political philosophy, race and ethnicity, public health ethics, population health ethics, theories of justice, background and experience

Carina Fourie

PhD in Philosophy, University College London: 2007

Benjamin Rabinowitz Assistant Professor in Medical Ethics, Department of Philosophy Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities

Carina is the Benjamin Rabinowitz Chair in Medical Ethics at the Program on Ethics in the Philosophy Department, University of Washington (UW). She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, UW.

After completing her PhD at University College London, she conducted research on occupational health and its policy for UK industry and government. Before joining UW, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Philosophy Department and the Institute of Biomedical Ethics at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.

Carina works on a range of topics in the ethics of medicine, healthcare, and public and population health, as well as in social and political philosophy. She is particularly interested in research and teaching at the intersection of theories of justice, and medical ethics broadly construed. She is currently working on projects and papers related to: (1) gender bias and epidemiological research, (2) discrimination as a social determinant of health, (3) privilege and psychological distress, (4) principles and duties of justice in medical practice, (5) the mere difference view of disabilities, and (6) relational egalitarianism and relational autonomy. She teaches courses on Medical Ethics, Public Health Ethics, Health Justice, John Rawls, and Equality and Racial Injustice.

Carina serves on the advisory committee for the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR), and for the Global Health Minor at UW; she is also a member of the Munich Center for Ethics (MKE) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Additionally, she co-organizes the Health & Inequality Network (THINK) at UW.


Carina Fourie, PhD

Department Roles: 
Program on Ethics