Hello

My name is Danielle Wenner. I'm an Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Carnegie Mellon University. I'm also the Associate Director of CMU's Center for Ethics & Policy and an Affiliate Faculty Member at the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Bioethics and Health Law. My research is focused primarily on the ethics and methods of clinical research, with a special emphasis on research conducted in and on lower- and middle-income populations, as well as on the impacts of deliberative pathologies and inequalities of various sorts on the legitimate functioning of group decision-making procedures.


I received my PhD in philosophy from Rice University in 2011, after which I completed a clinical ethics fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in 2013. From 2013 to 2015 I was the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow of the Humanties at CMU. In 2013 I was appointed as an ethicist to the NHLBI's Blood and Marrow Transplantation Clinical Trials Network Data Safety and Monitoring Board, and in 2014 I joined the Efficacy Trials Working Group of the HIV Vaccine Trials Network.


Outside of the office I enjoy being active, especially swimming, cycling, and running. At some point I realized that you can do all three of those things on the same day, and since then I have been competing as an amateur age-group triathlete. I also enjoy hiking, climbing, cooking, reading, and cuddling with my cats.