KRISTIN VOIGT, DPhil, is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the MEDEC Lab.
Dr. Voigt received a DPhil in Political Theory/Political Philosophy from Oxford University in 2008. She has previously been a fellow at Harvard University’s Program in Ethics and Health and held positions at Lancaster University, UK, and the European College of Liberal Arts in Berlin.
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.