Eric Meslin

Eric Meslin is founding director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, Associate Dean for Bioethics and Professor of Medicine, Medical and Molecular Genetics, Public Health and Philosophy.

He came to Indiana University in July 2001 from the National Bioethics Advisory Commission (NBAC), where he had been Executive Director since 1998. NBAC was appointed by President Bill Clinton to advise the White House and the federal government on a range of bioethics issues including cloning, stem cell research, international clinical trials, and genetics studies. Prior to his work at NBAC, Meslin was Program Director in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) program at the National Human Genome Research Institute.

A Canadian by birth, Dr. Meslin received his B.A. in Philosophy from York University in Toronto, and both his M.A. and Ph.D. from the Bioethics Program in Philosophy at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. He has held academic positions at the University of Toronto (1988-96) and at Oxford University (1994-95). In addition to his Indiana University appointments, he has been Professor-at-Large at the University of Western Australia (2008-2010).