Elizabeth Yuko

Elizabeth Yuko, PhD

Bioethicist and Journalist

Expertise

Bioethics

Education

Dublin City University, The College of Wooster

Highlights

Trust science and empirical research, but also trust yourself. So much of modern medicine and health care is the product of centuries of misogyny, racism, ageism, ableism, anti-LGBTQIA bias, and the stigmatization of mental illness. Empower yourself with accurate information, be your own advocate, and never stop asking questions.

— Elizabeth Yuko, PhD

Experience

Elizabeth Yuko, PhD, is a bioethicist and journalist, as well as an adjunct professor of ethics at Fordham University. She has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, CNN, Teen Vogue, Architectural Digest, CityLab, Real Simple, Reader’s Digest, Lifehacker, Ms. Magazine, and Salon, among others. She was previously the Health & Sex Editor for SheKnows Media, and has given a TEDx talk on bioethics and The Golden Girls.

Yuko's academic publications cover topics including bioethics regulations in Ireland and Europeissues of consent in residual human biological materials​, research ethics, and the ethics of mental health therapies. She serves as an external ethics expert for the European Research Council.

Education

Elizabeth has a PhD in Bioethics, an LLM in Migration Law, and an MA in International Security and Conflict Studies, all from Dublin City University (Ireland), as well as a BA in Political Science from The College of Wooster.

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