Director of Research, Research Scholar
The Hastings Center
Josephine Johnston is Director of Research and a Research Scholar at The Hastings Center, an independent bioethics research institute in Garrison, New York. She works on the ethics of emerging biotechnologies, particularly as used in human reproduction, psychiatry, genetics, and neuroscience. Her scholarly work has appeared in medical, scientific, policy, law, and bioethics journals, including New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature, Hastings Center Report, and Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. She is co-editor of Human Flourishing in an Age of Gene Editing (Oxford University Press, 2019) and Trust and Integrity in Biomedical Research: The Case of Financial Conflicts of Interest (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2010). She has also written for Stat News, New Republic, Time, Washington Post, and The Scientist, and is frequently interviewed by journalists, appearing in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Guardian, Wired, and Vice Media and on ABC’s “Nightline. Ms. Johnston holds degrees in law and bioethics from the University of Otago in New Zealand. Her current research addresses developments in genetics, including prenatal testing, gene editing, and newborn sequencing. You can follow her on Twitter @bioethicsjosie.
Monday, November 18
10:15 AM – 11:30 AM