Professor of Philosophy and Business; Lecturer, Law and Public Policy
J.D., 1995, Boston University School of Law
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Patricia Illingworth is a professor in the Department of Philosophy and Religion and in the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, as well as a lecturer in law at the Northeastern University School of Law. Professor Illingworth has expertise in both philosophy and law. She teaches courses in global justice, medical and business ethics, bioethics, and health policy and law. She has served on the Human Rights Committee of the Massachusetts Mental Health Center and the Ethics Committee of the Mount Auburn Hospital, both affiliated with Harvard Medical School. Professor Illingworth has written two books, AIDS and the Good Society (Routledge 1991) and Trusting Medicine: The Ethics of Managed Care (under review). She has also published widely in scholarly journals on professional ethics, the ethics of managed care and other issues that overlap business and medical ethics. She has held fellowships at both Harvard Medical School and Harvard Law School. Professor Illingworth has been admitted to the Massachusetts Bar. Most recently her research is on ethics, philanthropy and charitable tax law.
- The Health of Newcomers, with Wendy Parmet (New York: New York University Press, January 2017).
- Us Before Me: Ethics and Social Capital for Global Well Being (Basingstoke, UK: Palgrave Macmillan, 2012).
- Trusting Medicine: The Moral Costs of Managed Care (London and New York: Routledge, 2005).
- AIDS and the Good Society (London and New York: Routledge, 1990).
- Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy, co-edited with Thomas Pogge and Leif Wenar. Contributor: “The Ethics of Philanthropy,” pp. 3–12. (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011). (Also chosen for Oxford Scholars On-line Publications.)
- The Power of Pills, co-edited with Jillian Claire Cohen and Udo Schuklenk. Co-authored: “Introduction,” pp. 1–7 (London: Pluto Press, 2006).
- Ethical Health Care, co-edited with Wendy Parmet. Contributor: “Bioethics: Expanding our Horizons,” pp. 1–16. Co-author: Chapter introductions. (Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice Hall, 2006).
- “In Our Best Interest: Meeting Moral Duties to LGB Adolescent Students, (with Timothy Murphy), forthcoming in The Journal of Social Philosophy.
- “The Dilemma of International Property Rights for Pharmaceuticals: the Tension Between Securing Access of the Poor to Medicines and Committing to International Agreements, (with Jillian Clare Cohen), Developing World Bioethics, Vol. 3, No. 1, 2003 pp. 27-48.
- “Trust: The Scarcest of Medical Resources, The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy Vol. 27, No. 1, 2002 pp. 30-46.
- “Employer Leadership in the Era of Workplace Rationing, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, Vol. 10, No. 2, 2001 pp. 172-183.
- Giving Well: The Ethics of Philanthropy. Editors: Patricia Illingworth, Thomas Pogge, and Leif Wenar. Oxford University Press (2010).
Awards and Honors
- 2017 Fellow, Carr Center for Human Rights, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
- 2001–2003 Fellow in Medical Ethics, Department of Social Medicine, Harvard Medical School
- 1990–1991 Liberal Arts Fellow in Law and Philosophy, Harvard Law School
- 1987 Exxon Visiting Fellowship in Ethics and Medicine Seminar at the Baylor Center for Ethics, Medicine, and Public Issues (Summer)
- 1979–1984 University of California at San Diego Foreign Student Tuition Fellowship
- American Bar Association
- American Philosophical Association
- American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics
- International Association for Bioethics
- International Society for Utilitarian Studies
- Massachusetts Bar Association
- North American Society for Social Philosophy
- Society for Applied Philosophy