Dr. Wikler’s current research interests are ethical issues in population and international health, including the allocation of health resources, health research involving human subjects, and ethical dilemmas arising in public health practice.
Professor Wikler’s published work addresses many issues in bioethics, including issues in reproduction, transplantation, and end-of-life decision-making in addition to population and international health. He is the author of the book series: Studies in Philosophy and Health Policy as well as the co-author along with three other philosophers of From Chance to Choice: Genetics and Justice.
He is a core faculty member in the Harvard Program in Ethics and Health and participates in faculty research and curriculum development groups on such issues as disparities in health status and the impact of corruption and fraud on public health. Prof. Wikler also serves on the faculty of the Harvard PhD Program in Health Policy and as a faculty associate in Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Foundation Center for Ethics.