Dr Annette Rid
Annette Rid received an MD and a BA in philosophy and history at the University of Freiburg i. Brsg. in Germany. She obtained her doctorate in medicine (Dr med) for a thesis in experimental electrophysiology and trained in bioethics during a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Bioethics, U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Before joining the Department of Social Science, Health and Medicine, Dr Rid worked as an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Biomedical Ethics and as a Clinical Ethicist at the Zurich University Hospital, both at the University of Zurich; as a Post-doctoral Fellow at the Department of Bioethics, U.S. National Institutes of Health; as a Senior Ethics Fellow at the World Health Organization’s Ethics Department; as a Scientific Coordinator for the Parliamentary Commission on “Ethics and Law in Medicine” in the German Parliament; and as a Pediatric Resident in neonatal intensive care at Charité University Medicine Berlin.
Dr Rid works primarily in research ethics and clinical ethics, with a particular focus on risk-benefit evaluations in biomedical research and treatment decision-making for incapacitated patients. Her future research will examine „risk-based“ approaches to regulating biomedical research. She is also pursuing smaller projects on the relation of procedural and substantive justice, the relevance of sufficiency when allocating scarce resources for medical care, and the role of the precautionary principle for public health decision making.
Rid A, Emanuel EJ, Wendler D: Evaluating the Risks of Clinical Research. Journal of the American Medical Association 2010, 304(13): 1472-79304(13): 1472-79
Rid A, Wendler D: Can we improve medical treatment decision-making for incapacitated patients? Hastings Center Report 2010, 40(5): 36-4540(5): 36-45
Rid A: Justice and Procedure: How does “accountability for reasonableness” result in fair limit-setting decisions? Journal of Medical Ethics 2009, 35(1): 12-1635(1): 12-16
For more information and a full publication list, please see annetterid.org