I recently received my PhD from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and will receive my MD from Harvard Medical School in 2025. My dissertation focused on ethical issues related to global health priority setting. I also write about other topics in bioethics and health policy and co-host a podcast, Bio(un)ethical.
I am originally from Arlington, Virginia and attended Brown University, where I completed an independent major in Human Rights. Before college and as an undergraduate, I spent time studying and working on development initiatives in South Africa. After graduating, I completed a two-year fellowship in the NIH Department of Bioethics, where I worked on ethical issues related to health research priority setting.
In my free time, I enjoy doodling, playing ukulele, raising two cats, and tweeting lukewarm takes. You can reach me at leah_pierson(at)hms.harvard.edu.