Joseph A. Stramondo, Ph.D.
Dr. Stramondo (he/him/his) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and director of
the Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs at San Diego State University. In addition,
for the 22-23 Academic Year, Dr. Stramondo will hold the Hubert Mader Visiting Professorship
in Bioethics at the Albert Gnaegi Center for Healthcare Ethics at Saint Louis University.
He also is the current board president of the Society for Disability Studies. His
research focuses on the intersection of biomedical ethics and philosophy of disability.
Namely, he is concerned with how bioethics can be reframed by centering the lived
experiences of disability as a crucial source of moral knowledge that should guide
clinical practice, biomedical research, and health policy. He has published scholarship
on topics ranging from informed consent procedures to reproductive ethics to pandemic
triage protocols to assistive neurotechnology. His work appears or is forthcoming
in venues such as The Hastings Center Report, Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Ergo, Utilitas, Social Theory and Practice, the Kennedy Institute for Ethics Journal, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, The International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, Social Philosophy Today, and several scholarly book collections. He is devoting most of his present research
effort to developing a book manuscript that is tentatively titled The Ethics of Choosing Disability.