I am an Associate Professor at the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics, School of Public Health, and College of Pharmacy. Before moving to Minneapolis, I was an Associate Professor and William Dawson Scholar at McGill University’s Biomedical Ethics Unit and Department of Social Studies of Medicine. I have been a visiting scholar at the Institute for Advanced Study, the University of Toronto’s Comparative Program on Health and Society, the University of Texas Medical Branch Institute for the Medical Humanities, Radboud University Nijmegen, and the Brocher Foundation. My current research addresses ethical, legal, and social issues related to novel biotechnologies. In particular, my research analyzes and critiques businesses engaged in direct-to-consumer marketing of unproven and unlicensed cell-based interventions. I also study ethical aspects of cross-border medical travel (or “medical tourism”) and globalization of health care. I'm a co-editor of Risks and Challenges in Medical Tourism: Understanding the Global Market for Health Services and The View from Here: Bioethics and the Social Sciences.