Harald Schmidt, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

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14th Floor, Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-4519
M.A. (Major: Philosophy; Minors: History and Linguistics (M.A. includes B.A. equivalent))
University of Munster, Germany, 2001.
Ph.D. (Public Policy)
London School of Economics and Political Science, U.K., 2012.
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Selected Publications

Harald Schmidt, Alison Buttenheim: Should the government pay people to take the COVID-19 vaccine? The Philadelphia Inquirer Jan 2021 Notes: https://www.inquirer.com/opinion/commentary/coronavirus-vaccine-payments-trust-hesitancy-20210106.html.

Schmidt H, Roberts DE, Eneanya ND: Rationing, racism and justice: advancing the debate around ‘colourblind’ COVID-19 ventilator allocation. Journal of Medical Ethics Jan 2021.

Harald Schmidt, Rebecca Weintraub, Michelle A. Williams, Alison Buttenheim, Emily Sadecki, Helen Wu, Aditi Doiphode, Lawrence O. Gostin, Angela A. Shen: Equitable Allocation of Covid-19 Vaccines: An Analysis of the Initial Allocation Plans of CDC's Jurisdictions with Implications for Disparate Impact Monitoring. SSRN Dec 2020 Notes: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3740041.

Harald Schmidt, Ruqaiijah Yearby: In the rush to roll out vaccines, commitment to social and racial justice must not fall by the wayside. The Boston Globe Dec 2020 Notes: https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/12/08/opinion/rush-roll-out-vaccines-commitment-social-racial-justice-must-not-fall-by-wayside/

Kerr W, Schmidt H: COVID-19 ventilator rationing protocols: why we need to know more about the views of those with most to lose. Journal of Medical Ethics Dec 2020.

Schmidt, Harald and Pathak, Parag A. and Williams, Michelle A. and Sonmez, Tayfun Oguz and Unver, Utku and Gostin, Lawrence O: Rationing Safe and Effective COVID-19 Vaccines: Allocating to States Proportionate to Population May Undermine Commitments to Mitigating Health Disparities. SSRN Nov 2020 Notes: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3729069.

Schmidt, Harald and Unver, Utku and Williams, Michelle A. and Pathak, Parag A. and Sonmez, Tayfun Oguz and Gostin, Lawrence O: What Prioritizing Worse-Off Minority Groups for COVID-19 Vaccines Means Quantitatively: Practical, Legal and Ethical Implications. SSRN Nov 2020 Notes: https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3716686.

Amol Navathe, Harald Schmidt: Why a Hospital Might Shun a Black Patient. The New York Times Oct 2020 Notes: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/06/opinion/medical-racism-payment-models.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage.

Harald Schmidt, Parag Pathak, Tayfun Sönmez, M Utku Ünver: Covid-19: How to prioritize worse-off populations in allocating safe and effective vaccines. British Medical Journal (BMJ) Oct 2020.

Schmidt H, Gostin LO, Williams MA: Is It Lawful and Ethical to Prioritize Racial Minorities for COVID-19 Vaccines? JAMA Oct 2020.

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Last updated: 02/11/2021
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