Aaron Kheriaty

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Aaron Kheriaty is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directs EPPC’s program in Bioethics and American Democracy. He is currently Chief of Psychiatry & Ethics at Doc1 Health and Chief of Medical Ethics at The Unity Project, and a Senior Fellow and Director of the Health and Human Flourishing Program at the Zephyr Institute. Dr. Kheriaty is also a Scholar at the Paul Ramsey Institute and he serves on the advisory board at the Simone Weil Center for Political Philosophy.

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Aaron Kheriaty is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center, where he directs EPPC’s program in Bioethics and American Democracy. He is currently Chief of Psychiatry & Ethics at Doc1 Health and Chief of Medical Ethics at The Unity Project, and a Senior Fellow and Director of the Health and Human Flourishing Program at the Zephyr Institute. Dr. Kheriaty is also a Scholar at the Paul Ramsey Institute and he serves on the advisory board at the Simone Weil Center for Political Philosophy.

Dr. Kheriaty graduated from the University of Notre Dame in philosophy and pre-medical sciences, earned his MD degree from Georgetown University, and completed residency training in psychiatry at the University of California Irvine. For many years he was Professor of Psychiatry at UCI School of Medicine and Director of the Medical Ethics Program at UCI Health, where he chaired the ethics committee. He also chaired the ethics committee at the California Department of State Hospitals for several years.

Dr. Kheriaty has authored books and articles for professional and lay audiences on bioethics, social science, psychiatry, religion, and culture. His work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, Arc Digital, The New Atlantis, Public Discourse, City Journal, and First Things. He has conducted print, radio, and television interviews on bioethics topics with The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, Fox, and NPR. 

On matters of public policy and healthcare he has addressed the California Medical Association and has testified before the California Senate Health Committee. Dr. Kheriaty has consulted on Covid related ethical issues during the pandemic, such as ventilator triage and vaccine allocation, for the UC Office of the President, the County of Orange Healthcare Agency, and the California Department of Public Health.

You can follow him on Twitter @akheriaty.

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VIDEO: Aaron Kheriaty on The Rise of the Biomedical Security State

December 30, 2022 | First Things

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November 2, 2022 | Ask Dr. Drew

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November 1, 2022 | Geopolitics and Empire

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October 18, 2022 | EDIFY

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July 23, 2022 | Unfiltered with Dan Bongino

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May 31, 2022 | The Unity Project

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April 10, 2022 | “Defeat the Mandates” rally - Los Angeles

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March 30 | Unfiltered With Dan Bongino

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March 14, 2022 | Madison’s Notes

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February 28, 2022 | Tucker Carlson Today

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February 17, 2022 | First Things podcast

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VIDEO: Dr. Aaron Kheriaty Discusses Resistance to Mandates on Laura Ingraham Show

January 28, 2022 | The Laura Ingraham Show (Quake Media)

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