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Naomi Scheinerman

Naomi Scheinerman

Naomi Scheinerman

Associated Faculty with IDEA


Areas of Expertise

  • Political Theory
  • Democratic Theory
  • Bioethics
  • Social and Political Philosophy


  • PhD in Political Science, Yale University
  • BA in Philosophy and Political Science, University of Michigan

Naomi Scheinerman is an Assistant Professor of Bioethics in the Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy. Her background is in political and democratic theory, with experience in law, public policy, and philosophy. In addition to deliberative democracy, she works on exploitation and consent, including on such topics as prenatal genetic testing, gestational surrogacy, reproductive rights, paid participation for clinical trials, egg and organ donation, and newborn screening. She has written on AI and machine learning, Prior to joining the faculty at OSU, she was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Genetics and Genomics at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Medical Ethics and Healthcare Policy and the AI Joint Fellow-in-Residents at Harvard’s Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics and Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. She also worked for two years at The Hastings Center, a bioethics research organization.