Mark D. White

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  • Chair, Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island

Mark D. White is Chair and Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the College of Staten Island/CUNY, where he teaches courses in philosophy, economics, and law. He has published widely in the intersections of these areas, including four books, over 40 journal articles and book chapters, and over a dozen edited volumes. Two of his recent books, The Manipulation of Choice (2013) and The Illusion of Well-Being (2014), identify problems with emerging trends in policymaking such as nudges and happiness measures. Instead, he recommends orienting policymaking according to respect for individuals and their interests.

Publications & Appearances

The Ethical Issues behind Expanding the Right to Try Preapproval Drugs and Medical Devices

Policymakers should reform the FDA to expand and expedite patients’ access to potentially life-saving treatments by recognizing foreign approvals, adopting a two-tiered approval system, and shifting the focus from banning to informing.