• Adjunct Professor, Global Health
  • Professor, Bioethics and Humanities
  • Adjunct Professor, Law School
  • Adjunct Professor, Philosophy

Seattle, WA
United States

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Nancy S. Jecker, PhD is a Professor of Bioethics at the University of Washington School of Medicine and Fulbright U.S. Scholar for South Africa (2021-2022). She holds Adjunct Professorships at the University of Washington School of Law, Department of Global Health, and Department of Philosophy. Dr. Jecker is a Visiting Professor at the University of Johannesburg Department of Philosophy and at the Chinese University of Hong Kong Centre for Bioethics. Dr. Jecker is a two-time recipient of the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science International Fellowship and a three-time Rockefeller Foundation awardee, most recently from the Rockefeller Foundation's Bellagio Center in Italy. Dr. Jecker’s research focuses on individual and societal aging, with attention to justice, human dignity, medical futility, and global perspectives. Dr. Jecker has published over 200 articles and 4 books. Her most recent book is Ending Midlife. Bias: New Values for Old Age (Oxford, 2020).

  • PhD, University of Washington
  • MA, Stanford University
  • BA, Stanford University
Health Topics 
  • Bioethics
  • COVID-19
  • Global Health Governance
  • Health Disparities
  • Health Policy
  • Social Justice and Human Rights

Ending Midlife Bias: New Values for Old Age (Oxford University Press, 2020)

Out of Africa: A Solidarity-Based Approach to Distributing COVID-19 Vaccines (Hastings Center Report 51(2).3. 5.

Jecker NS, 2021. "Intergenerational Ethics in Africa: Duties to Older Adults in Skipped Generation Households." Developing World Bioethics. DOI: 10.1111/dewb.12325