Charlotte Harrison
Charlotte Harrison
Student Fellow Alumna
2009 - 2010

Student Fellow Alumna

Charlotte Harrison is a graduate of Harvard Law School and also holds degrees in public health and religion from Harvard. She is currently a candidate for a PhD in Religion at the Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where she is writing a doctoral dissertation that explores questions of collective responsibility and governance in organ transplantation. Her research interests include the law and ethics of organ transplantation; the ethics of professional collaboration when collaborators abide by differing moral standards; the respective roles of individual doctors, the public and intermediate institutions such as hospitals and professional organizations in determining the ethics of medical practice. Charlotte is also interested in the intersections of bioethics with intellectual property law, which was her main area of practice before returning to graduate school to study ethics. Her Student Fellowship research project was titled Collective Responsibility and Governance in Organ Donation after Cardiac Death: The Ethics of Professional Collaboration in a Regime of Varying Norms. This paper will eventually be published as a chapter of her doctoral dissertation.