Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD

Penn Integrates Knowledge (PIK) Professor, David & Lyn Silfen University Professor

Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine

Professor of History & Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy


Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD, is a Penn Integrates Knowledge university professor at the University of Pennsylvania, holding the David and Lyn Silfen chair. He is also Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, of History and Sociology of Science, and of Philosophy. In 2013 his online neuroethics course drew more than 36,000 registrants.

Dr. Moreno is also a Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress in Washington, DC, and the author of several books on national security, science, and ethics, including Mind Wars: Brain Science and the Military in the 21st Century and The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America. He is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and is a National Associate of the National Research Council. He has served as a senior staff member for three presidential advisory commissions and as an adviser to many non-governmental organizations. Dr. Moreno is the U.S. member of the UNESCO International Bioethics Committee.

Dr. Moreno received his PhD in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis, was an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow, holds an honorary doctorate from Hofstra University, and is a recipient of the Benjamin Rush Medal from the College of William and Mary Law School and the Dr. Jean Mayer Award for Global Citizenship from Tufts University. In 2014 he was named to a three-year term as an honorary Visiting Professor in History at the University of Kent in Canterbury, England.