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Professor Halpern advises companies, NGO’s and governments including the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Kaiser Permanente, Intel, Salesforce, Airbnb and the Mayor’s office of Los Angeles. She helps develop ethical practices and guardrails for the use of AI and other innovative technologies. As a skillful psychiatrist who focuses on conflict resolution, she also guides processes and implementation to yield practical results.
Professor Halpern co-founded the Kavli Center for Ethics, Science and the Public in 2022, and is Faculty Director of BERGIT, Berkeley Group for Ethics and Regulation of Innovative Technologies. When new technologies raise ethical challenges, Halpern is often called to discussions with leading scientists including gene editing scientist Jennifer Doudna, NIH Director Victor Dzau, bioengineer Clifford Brangwynne and many others. These discussions coupled with her own established body of research on the ethics of gene editing enable her to provide deep insights when consulting for bioengineers.
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In a divided world, Jodi Halpern is passionate about helping leaders, organizations and governments create cultures of empathic curiosity. Her research has generated tools for resolving conflicts and building trust in healthcare, cities and companies divided over Covid-19, as well as during post-war reconciliation.
Professor Halpern is a leading thinker and speaker on the ethics of innovative technologies including gene editing, AI, and virtual/augmented reality (VR/AR). While many raise ethical concerns, Halpern brings decades of ground-breaking research in psychiatry, philosophy, and decision-making in science and medicine to provide road maps to ethical practice. She guides organizations to develop cultures of innovation that respect and protect human rights.
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Jodi is a full-time professor at UC Berkeley who is dedicated to reaching first generation college students like herself. She was fortunate to receive the first NIH Medical Scientist Training Program Award to pursue an MD with a PhD in the humanities.
She received Yale University’s award for best PhD of significance to humanity across all the disciplines, as well as Yale Medical School’s thesis prize.
She completed a medical Internship at UCLA-Wadsworth Veterans Administration Medical Center in Los Angeles and a Psychiatry Residency at the UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute, followed by a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Fellowship.
As a faculty member she has received fellowships from Princeton’s Center for Human Values, the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program and the Townsend Humanities Center.
She was awarded a Chancellor’s Chair at UC Berkeley in 2019 and the Guggenheim Fellowship in Health and Medicine in 2022.