RWJF Health & Society Scholar:
Public Health Ethics
Area(s) of Expertise:
Health Inequalities, Public Health, Population Health, Public Health Ethics, Information Aggregation, Visualization, Infectious Disease, Emerging Diseases, Biosecurity
Nicholas King is an Associate Professor in the Biomedical Ethics Unit at McGill University, where he is holds appointments in the Institute for Health and Social Policy, Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Occupational Health, and Department of Social Studies of Medicine. Dr. King also directs the Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium (MHERC), a multidisciplinary research program with scholars drawn from epidemiology, psychology, philosophy, and political science, who work on the conceptual foundations and ethical implications of health inequalities research, health policies, and public health interventions.
Dr. King conducts research in the following areas: (1) The role of social context, framing effects, and biases in the production and interpretation of health information; (2) Public health ethics and policy, including the ethics of biosecurity and public health preparedness; and (3) Health inequalities and the social determinants of health. He has published in the BMJ, PLOS Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.