Dr. Nicholas G. Evans is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, where he conducts research on national security and emerging technologies. His recent work on assessing the risks and benefits of dual-use research of concern has been published in a variety of bioethics, health law, and science journals including The Journal of Medical Ethics, mBio, Science and Engineering Ethics, Risk Analysis, and the Monash Bioethics Review. In 2017, Dr. Evans was awarded funding from the National Science Foundations to examine the ethics of autonomous vehicles.
Dr. Evans also maintains an active research program on the ethics of infectious disease, with a focus on clinical and public health decision making during disease pandemics. His edited volume, Ebola’s Message: Public Health and Medicine in the 21st Century focuses on the clinical, political, and bioethical impact of EVD, and has received favourable reviews in Nature.
Prior to his appointment at the University of Massachusetts, Dr. Evans completed postdoctoral work in medical ethics and health policy at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. In 2015, he held an Emerging Leaders in Biosecurity Fellowship at the UPMC Center for Health Security, Baltimore. Dr. Evans has conducted research at the Monash Bioethics Centre, The Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics, Australian Defence Force Academy, and the University of Exeter. In 2013, he served as a policy officer with the Australian Department of Health and Australian Therapeutic Goods Administration.