Brian D. Earp
Brian D. Earp (born 29 September 1985, USA) is contributing writer at The Atlantic, Associate Director, Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at The Hastings Center and Research Fellow at the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics.
Biography and overview
Brian D. Earp is Associate Director of the Yale-Hastings Program in Ethics and Health Policy at Yale University and The Hastings Center, and a Research Fellow in the Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. His work is crossdisciplinary, following training in philosophy, cognitive science, psychology, history and sociology of science and medicine, and ethics. His research has been covered in Nature, Popular Science, The Chronicle of Higher Education, The Atlantic, New Scientist, and other major outlets; he has also been cited in the U.S. President’s Commission on Bioethics in Gray Matters: Topics at the Intersection of Neuroscience, Ethics, and Society, and in a landmark British high court case by Sir James Munby.
In 2016, he was invited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences to serve as one of a small group of “high-level experts” reporting to the Dutch government on the replication crisis in science and medicine; he later served as a peer reviewer on the final report. He was also invited to submit materials based on his work in gender and sexuality to a special committee of the European Parliament; this work has now been published as part of a monograph series produced by the same.
Earp is co-recipient of the 2018 Daniel M. Wegner Theoretical Innovation Prize from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. He is also recipient of both the Robert G. Crowder Prize in Psychology and the Ledyard Cogswell Award for Citizenship from Yale University, where he was elected President of the Yale Philosophy Society as an undergraduate as well as Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Philosophy Review. He then conducted graduate research in psychological methods as a Henry Fellow of New College at the University of Oxford. While at Oxford, he completed additional coursework in the philosophy of science and philosophy of mind, which he went on to publish in peer-reviewed journals. He also conducted graduate research in the history, philosophy, and sociology of science, technology, and medicine as a Cambridge Trust Scholar and Rausing Award recipient at Trinity College at the University of Cambridge.
After spending a year in residence as the inaugural Presidential Scholar in Bioethics at The Hastings Center in Garrison, New York, Brian is now a Gordon Fellow, Irene Battell Learned Fellow, McDougall Writing Fellow, Benjamin Franklin Graduate Fellow, and Ph.D. student in philosophy and psychology at Yale University, having been jointly admitted to both departments. His essays have been translated into Polish, German, Italian, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Hebrew.
- Earp BD. The AAP report on circumcision: Bad science + bad ethics = bad medicine. Practical Ethics (University of Oxford). 2012; Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD. The ethics of infant male circumcision. J Med Ethics. 11 April 2013; : 1–3. DOI. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD. Female genital mutilation (FGM) and male circumcision: Should there be a separate ethical discourse?. Practical Ethics (University of Oxford). 2014; DOI. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD. Female genital mutilation and male circumcision: Toward an autonomy-based ethical framework. Medicolegal and Bioethics. 2015; 5: 89-104. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD. The need to control for socially desirable responding in studies on the sexual effects of male circumcision. PLoS ONE. 2015; 10(9): 1-12. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD. Sex and circumcision. American Journal of Bioethics. 2015; 15(2): 43-45. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD, Darby R. Does science support infant circumcision?. The Skeptic. 2015; 25(3): 23-30. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD. Strengths and weaknesses in the 2015 Canadian Paediatric Society statement regarding newborn male circumcision. Paediatrics & Child Health. 2015; 20(8): 433-434. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD. Do the benefits of male circumcision outweigh the risks? A critique of the proposed CDC guidelines. Frontiers in Pediatrics. 18 March 2015; 3(18) DOI. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Carmack A, Notini L, Earp BD. Should surgery for hypospadias be performed before an age of consent?. The Journal of Sex Research. 19 October 2015; DOI. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD. In defence of genital autonomy for children. Journal of Medical Ethics. 2016; 41(3): 158-163. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD. Male circumcision: Who should decide?. Pediatrics. 2016; 37(5) Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD. The unbearable asymmetry of bullshit. HealthWatch Newsletter. 15 February 2016; 101: 4-5. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp, Brian D. (21 April 2016)."Does Circumcision Reduce Penis Sensitivity? The Answer Is Not Clear Cut", The Huffington Post. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD (Johns Hopkins University Press). Between moral relativism and moral hypocrisy: Reframing the debate on "FGM". Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal. June 2016; 26(2): 105-144. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Earp BD. Infant circumcision and adult penile sensitivity: Implications for sexual experience. Trends in Urology & Men's Health. June 2016; 7(4): 17-21. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Frisch M, Earp BD. Circumcision of Male infants and children as a public health measure in developed countries: A critical assessment of recent evidence. Global Public Health. 2018; 13(5): 626-641. DOI. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
- Myers A, Earp BD. What is the best age to circumcise? A medical and ethical analysis. Bioethics. October 2020; 34(7): 645-63. DOI. Retrieved 19 February 2020.
- Earp BD. Zero tolerance for genital mutilation: a review of moral justifications. Current Sexual Health Reports. 2020; : in press. Retrieved 8 December 2020.
- Facebook profile. Retrieved 9 February 2020.
Brian D. Earp, Academia.edu. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
Brian D. Earp: Genital Autonomy, Academia.edu. Retrieved 29 January 2021.
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Earp, Curriculum Vitae. Retrieved 9 February 2020.