Joseph A. Stramondo, Ph.D.
Dr. Stramondo (he/him/his) is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Director of
SDSU's Institute for Ethics and Public Affairs. He holds graduate degrees in both
philosophy and public policy studies and 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 in venues such as The Hastings Center Report, Social Theory and Practice, the Kennedy Institute for Ethics Journal, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, Utilitas, 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 co-authored book manuscript that is tentatively titled The Ethics of Choosing Disability. When Dr Stramondo isn't working, you will find him spending time with his partner,
two kids, and their canine companion 'Odysseus.'