Kristin Voigt


KRISTIN VOIGT, DPhil, is a Co-Investigator in the MEDEC Lab.

Kristin Voigt is an Assistant Professor, jointly appointed in the Institute for Health and Social Policy and the Department of Philosophy. She received her DPhil in political philosophy from the University of Oxford and has held post-doctoral positions at McGill, Harvard, Lancaster University and the European College of Liberal Arts.Her research interests include: luck egalitarian approaches to social justice and their implications for social policy, particularly education and health policy; conceptions and measures of health and health inequality; the use of incentives to improve health outcomes; (childhood) obesity; and smoking and tobacco control.

Selected publications (full list available here):

  • Kristin Voigt. Appeals to individual responsibility for health: reconsidering the luck egalitarian perspective. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, forthcoming.
  • Kristin Voigt. Incentives, health promotion and equality. Health Economics, Policy and Law, in press.
  • Kristin Voigt and Harald Schmidt. Gastric banding: ethical dilemmas in reviewing BMI thresholds. Mayo Clinic Proceedings 2011, 88(10), 999-1001.
  • Kristin Voigt. Smoking and social justice. Public Health Ethics 2010, 3(2), 91-106.
  • Harald Schmidt, Kristin Voigt and Daniel Wikler. Carrots, sticks and health care reform – problems with wellness incentives. New England Journal of Medicine 2010, 362(2), e3(1)-e3(3).
  • Kristin Voigt. Individual choice and unequal participation in higher education. Theory and Research in Education 2007, 5(1), 87-112.
  • Kristin Voigt. The Harshness Objection: is luck egalitarianism too harsh on the victims of option luck? Ethical Theory and Moral Practice 2007, 10(4), 389-407.