Faculty Scholars Program

Andrew Peterson, MA, PhD

Class of 2021
  • Assistant Professor
George Mason University
Scholar Project

Andrew Peterson is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy and Department of Philosophy at George Mason University. He is also a Guest Researcher in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. Previously, he was a Vanier Canada Graduate Scholar in the Rotman Institute of Philosophy and the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario, Canada. Dr. Peterson’s research centers on bioethics and the philosophy of neuroscience, with focus on the ethical treatment of patients with disorders of consciousness.

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For more information, visit: https://www.ippp.gmu.edu/andrew-peterson

Bioethics & Consciousness

The ethics of severe brain injury

Grant Cycle: 2017 - 2018

Professor Peterson’s project engages ethical and policy issues regarding the use of functional neuroimaging to evaluate patients with severe brain injury. It is designed to be responsive to, and integrated with, cutting-edge clinical neuroscience. The project aims to improve clinical care for brain-injured patients, advance ethical and policy practices, and inform broader research programs in the science of consciousness.


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