PhD in Philosophy, University College London: 2007
Carina is the Benjamin Rabinowitz Chair in Medical Ethics and a member of the Program on Ethics at the Philosophy Department, University of Washington (UW). She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Bioethics and Humanities, UW.
After completing her PhD at University College London, she conducted research on occupational health and its policy for UK industry and government. Before joining UW, she worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Philosophy Department and the Institute of Biomedical Ethics at the University of Zurich in Switzerland.
Carina works on a range of topics in the ethics of medicine, healthcare, and public and population health, as well as in social and political philosophy. She is particularly interested in research and teaching at the intersection of justice, health and medicine. She is currently working on projects and papers related to:
- mental health, well-being and injustice, including mental illness and the COVID-19 pandemic;
- agency, structure and the social determinants of health;
- feminism and bioethics;
- relational egalitarianism and privilege;
- medical education, structural competency and the mere difference view of disabilities.
She teaches courses on Medical Ethics, Public Health Ethics, Theories of Justice, Feminism, and Equality and Racial Injustice.
Carina serves on the advisory committee for the Washington Institute for the Study of Inequality and Race (WISIR). She is also a member of the Munich Center for Ethics (MKE) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. Additionally, she co-organizes the Health & Inequality Network (THINK) at UW.