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Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Ethics, Baylor College of Medicine, Harvard University

J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD, is a faculty member in psychiatry and medical ethics at Baylor College of Medicine and also on faculty in the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics. He obtained an MA in philosophy and a PhD in religion and culture, along with his medical degree, at UNC Chapel Hill. He has taught extensively in the humanities, bioethics, human rights and psychiatry in multiple institutions. His areas of interest include social justice, access to care, human rights, asylum and immigration, humanistic aspects of medicine, physician health and well-being, the pharmaceutical industry, mass incarceration, and substance use.


  • 2008–present
    Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
  • 2004–present
    Staff Psychiatrist, Cambridge Health Allliance