Maud Jansen

Maud Jansen


Research Interests: History of medicine;health policy; and public health ethics.

Maud Jansen is a medical student at Harvard Medical School, and PhD student in the History of Science. She received her BA from the University of Chicago in interdisciplinary literature and philosophy, writing her thesis on rationality in Michel de Montaigne’s Essais. She then completed an MA in Applied Ethics at Utrecht University. Her Master’s thesis focused on the place of informed consent in human rights-based bioethics, and how this understanding may create additional duties such as tackling low levels of health literacy. She is interested in conceptions of aging in the 20th century and the emergence of the geriatric field.

Previous Degrees:

BA., Fundamentals: Issues and Texts, University of Chicago

MA., Applied Ethics, Utrecht University

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