Ezekiel J. Emanuel
University of Pennsylvania
Public Affairs, Business, and Administration
Public Affairs and Public Policy
In the 1980s Emanuel was one of the original researchers attempting to improve end-of-life care, understand interest in euthanasia, and re-think the physician-patient relationship. In 1990s, and 2000s, Emanuel comprehensively re-conceptualized research ethics, including payment, assessing risk-benefit ratios, Phase I oncology research, informed consent, the ethics of global research, and initiating the Common Rule revision. Emanuel has been a leading health policy expert, helping to write the Affordable Care Act, publicly explaining it, and leading efforts to change provider payment to focus on increasing value. In the White House, Emanuel increased U.S. global health assistance to malaria, Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), and women and children.