Tina Rulli

Institutional Affiliation 
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UC Davis
Professional Bio 

Tina Rulli is an Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at the University of California, Davis. She works primarily in normative ethics and bioethics, with a focus on the demands of morality, the duty to rescue, and procreation and adoption ethics. She was a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center Bioethics Department in 2011-2013 and received her PhD in Philosophy from Yale University in 2011.

Area of Expertise 

I work primarily in normative ethics and bioethics. Much of my research has focused on the choice between procreation and adoption of children. This has led both to abstract philosophical work on moral demands and the possibility for moral options to do less than the best, as well as on population ethics--the ethics of creating people. On the applied side, I've written on the moral significance of genetic-relatedness and the duty to rescue in various clinical and medical contexts. I received a grant to work on the interaction between scientific conceptions of racial identity and informed consent of participants in genomic research, which will form the basis for my upcoming research agenda.

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