What SSHM students do after they graduate: Andrew Barnhart (MA Bioethics & Society)

Andrew Barnhart was a Bioethics & Society MA student at SSHM in 2014/15. Before joining SSHM Andrew Barnhart graduated with a B.Sc. in Biology and Philosophy from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.

When asked about his interest in pursuing a Master’s degree in Bioethics, Andrew says: “I stumbled upon the field bioethics when I sought to bridge the gap between the two academic worlds of biology and philosophy. With my background as an assistant in health care I understood what great importance that bioethics has within that profession and peoples’ lives in general. I found these problems to be fascinating and decided to pursue them at KCL“.

Andrew Barnhart

Andrew Barnhart

Andrew has started working  as a research assistant with Dr. Courtney Davis in the Department of Social Science, Health & Medicine in September 2015. Dr Davis’ research currently involves an analysis of the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence’s (NICE) assessment on anti-obesity and diabetes pharmaceuticals. The project explores the regulatory standards and market approval of these drugs between NICE and other regulatory agencies. One of Andrew’s roles as Dr Davis’ research assistant is to collect data on regulation standards and marketing approval of anti-obesity and diabetes drugs from the Food and Drug Administration and the European Medicines Agency.

Andrew Barnhart would like to continue his studies pursuing a PhD in Bioethics/Social Sciences in the UK. You can reach Andrew at: andrew.barnhart@kcl.ac.uk

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