CV

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Academic Positions

Faculty, Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School (2015- )

Research Fellow, Brigham and Women’s Hospital (2015- )

Visiting Researcher, Center for Philosophy and History of Science, Boston University (2015- )

Research Fellow, Biomedical Ethics Unit, McGill University (2012-2015)

Education

Ph.D. Philosophy, University of Western Ontario (2012)

M.A. Philosophy, University of Western Ontario (2006)

B.A. (Honors) Philosophy, University of Illinois at Chicago (2004)

Research Support

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Project Grant (2017-2021)
Co-investigator, “Developing a Framework for the Ethical Design and Conduct of Pragmatic Trials

Laura and John Arnold Foundation (2017-2020)
Principal Investigator, “Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL) Biomarker Research Consortium

Canadian Institutes of Health Research, Project Grant (2016-2020)
Co-investigator, “Ethics, Efficiency, and Patient Burden in Drug Development”

Recent Publications

Hey SP, Cohen IG, Adashi EY, Kesselheim AS (2017). Influence, Integrity, and the FDA: An Ethical Framework Science 357(6354):876-877.

Hey SP, Franklin JM, Avorn J, Kesselheim AS (2017). Success, Failure, and Transparency in Biomarker-Based Drug Development: A Case Study of Cholesteryl Ester Transfer Protein Inhibitors Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes 10(6):e003121.

Hey SP (2017). Clinical trial participants should have a say in new drug pricing. STAT News, May 18.

Hey SP & Barsanti-Innes B (2017). Epistemology, Ethics, and Progress in Precision Medicine. Perspectives in Biology and Medicine 59(3):293-310.

Hey SP & Kesselheim AS (2017). Reprioritizing Research Activity for the Post-Antibiotic Era: Ethical, Legal, and Social Considerations. Hastings Center Report 47(2):16-20.

Hey SP (2017). Priority, Prediction and the Ethical Research Enterprise. Journal of Medical Ethics doi:10.1136/medethics-2016-103999.

Barsanti-Innes B, Hey SP, & Kimmelman J (2017). The Challenges of Validating in Precision Medicine: The Case of Excision Repair Cross-Complement Group 1 Diagnostic TestingThe Oncologist 22(1):89-96.

Hey SP & Kesselheim AS (2016).The FDA, Juno Therapeutics, and the Ethical Imperative of TransparencyBMJ 354:i4435.

Hey SP & Kesselheim AS (2016). Countering Imprecision in Precision Medicine. Science 353(6298):448-449.

Kesselheim AS, Hey SP, Deak D, & Lo B (2016). Four Ways To Address The Ethical Tensions Around Expedited Approval Of New Prescription Drugs. Health Affairs Blog June 23.

Hey SP & Kimmelman J (2016). Do We Know Whether Researchers and Reviewers Are Estimating Risk and Benefit Accurately? Bioethics 30(8):609-617.

Hey SP & Weijer C (2016). What Questions Can A Placebo Answer? Monash Bioethics Review 34(1):23-36.

Kimmelman J & Hey SP (2016). Ensemble Space and the Ethics of Clinical Development. In Ethics and Governance in Biomedical Research, eds. D Strech & M Mertz, Springer International:137-151.

Hey SP (2016). Heuristics and Meta-heuristics in Scientific Judgement. The British Journal for the Philosophy of Science 67(2):471-495.

Hey SP & Kesselheim AS (2016). An Uninformative Truth: The Logic of Amarin’s Off-Label Promotion. PLoS Medicine 13(3):e1001978.

Carlisle B, Demko N, Freeman G, Hakala A, MacKinnon N, Ramsay T, Hey SP, London AJ, & Kimmelman J (2016). Benefit, Risk, and Outcomes in Drug Development: A Systematic Review of Sunitinib. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 108(1):djv292.

See Google Scholar for the full list and links to publications.

Recent Presentations

“Precision Medicine and Pragmatic Trials: Friends or Foes?” Annual Society for Clinical Trials Meeting, Liverpool, UK; May 2017.

“Ethical Considerations in Pragmatic Cluster Randomized Trials.” Research Ethics Consortium, Harvard Medical School; February 2017.

“The Hope and Hype of Precision Medicine.” Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium, Harvard Medical School; November 2016.

“Explanation in Biomedicine: Diagnosing the Problems, Prescribing a Solution.” Reductionism and Integration, Bioethics and Behavior: A Conference Celebrating the Career of Kenneth F. Schaffner, University of Pittsburgh; September 2016.

“Explanatory Agnosticism in Translational Medicine” with James Overton. Society for Philosophy of Science in Practice (SPSP) Conference. Glassboro, NJ; June 2016.

“The Imprecision of Precision Medicine.” Department of Population Health, New York University Medical Center; February 2016.

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