Senior Fellow

Emily Largent, JD, PhD, RN

  • Emanuel and Robert Hart Assistant Professor, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine
  • Lecturer, Carey Law School

Emily A. Largent, JD, PhD, RN is the Emanuel and Robert Hart Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy. She holds a secondary appointment at Penn Law and is affiliated with the Center for Health Incentives and Behavioral Economics (CHIBE).

Dr. Largent’s work explores ethical and regulatory aspects of human subjects research and the social, legal, ethical, and clinical implications of our changing understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease. It is supported by grants from the National Institute on Aging. Dr. Largent is a Greenwall Faculty Scholar. She was the 2023 recipient of the Baruch A. Brody Award & Lecture in Bioethics and is an elected fellow of the Hastings Center. Her work has been published in leading bioethics and biomedical journals. She co-authored Clinical Research Ethics Consultation: A Casebook (Oxford University Press).

Dr. Largent earned a BSFS in Science, Technology, and International Affairs from Georgetown University and a BSN from Penn Nursing. She received her PhD in Health Policy, with a concentration in ethics, from Harvard University and her JD from Harvard Law School. Dr. Largent was previously a fellow in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health and clerked for Chief Judge Jeffrey Howard of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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