Sean M Philpott
Department of Public Health Microbiology
University of California, USA
A HIV researcher and ethicist by training, Dr. Sean Philpott holds advanced degrees in microbiology, anthropology, and bioethics. He is currently Assistant Professor of Bioethics at Union Graduate College, where he teaches research ethics and coordinates Union Graduate College’s Fogarty-funded Advanced Certificate Program in Research Ethics for Central and Eastern Europe. In addition, he is Chair of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Human Studies Review Board, which reviews the scientific and ethical aspects of research involving human participants submitted to the EPA for regulatory purposes.
Before joining Union Graduate College he was Science and Ethics Officer for the Global Campaign for Microbicides, an advocacy project at an international non-profit organization called PATH, where his work focused on building the capacity of developing country researchers and stakeholders to design, conduct and monitor clinical trials of new user-controlled tools to prevent HIV and other sexually transmitted infections.