James Tabery, MA, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, University of Utah
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Pediatrics, University of Utah
  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Utah

James Tabery received a BA in philosophy and a BS in biology from Fairfield University in 2000.  He received his MA in Bioethics and a PhD in History and Philosophy of Science in from the University of Pittsburgh in 2007. He is now Associate Professor of Philosophy, and Adjunct Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine at the University of Utah. His MA thesis, From a Genetic Predisposition to an Interactive Predisposition: Rethinking the Ethical Implications of Gene-Environment Interaction Research, was published in part in the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy in 2009, and in 2014, he published Beyond Versus: The Struggle to Understand the Interaction of Nature and Nurture. His professional and academic interests include historical, conceptual, methodological, and ethical issues in behavioral genetics. His collaborative research with psychology professor Lisa Aspinwall and law professor Teneille Brown about how psychopathy is treated in legal decisions by judges was published in Science.