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Pete Young

Pete Young

Pete Young

DPhil Student

Pete is a DPhil student in the Department of Population Health who is interested in the ethics of prenatal testing. His work focuses on the rollout of a new antenatal screening test, non-invasive prenatal testing (NIPT), in the UK healthcare system. 

Pete graduated with a B.S. in Pharmacology and Toxicology and a minor in the Humanities. Afterwards, he worked as a research technician at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. While at Penn, he also enrolled in the Master of Bioethics program, graduating in 2015 and completing his capstone thesis on the financial conflicts of interest that exist between pharmaceutical companies and physicians. 

In the summer of 2014, Pete won a competitive scholarship to intern at the World Medical Association’s secretariat office in Ferney-Voltaire. This experience allowed him to continue exploring his interest in providing equitable healthcare access to marginalised groups and individuals at multiple intersections of social inequality. While there, Pete helped draft the WMA’s Statement on Transgender People later adopted by the 66th General Assembly. 

More recently, Pete provided research support, administration, and public outreach at Johns Hopkins University. While there, he gave assistance to the Ethics in Clinical Practice Program, the Mindful Ethical Practice and Resilience Academy (MEPRA), Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee, and the Berman Institute Master of Bioethics program.



  1. Papanikitas, A. & Young, P. D. (2022). What do doctors and society owe each other? A Scanlonian reflection on medical professionalism. In A. Borovečki & M. Ćurković (Eds.), The Bridge between Bioethics and Medical Practice. Cham: Springer.
  2. Rushton, C. Swoboda, S., Reller, N. Skrupski, K., Prizzi, M., Young, P., & Hanson, G. (2021). Mindful Ethical Practice and Resilience Academy: Equipping Nurses to Address Ethical Challenges, American Journal of Critical Care, 30 (1), e1–e11.
  3. Young, P. D., Xie, D. & Schmidt, H. (2017). Towards Patient-Centered Conflicts of Interest Policy. International Journal of Health Policy and Management. Advance online publication.
  4. Young, P. D., & Rushton, C. H. (2017). A Concept Analysis of Moral Resilience. Nursing Outlook, 65, 579–587.
  5. Nagai, Y., Tsuchiya, H., Runkle, E. A., Young, P. D., Ji, M. Q., Norton, L., Drebin, J. A., Zhang, H., & Greene, M. I. (2015). Disabling of the erbB Pathway Followed by IFN-γ Modifies Phenotype and Enhances Genotoxic Eradication of Breast Tumors. Cell Reports, 12, 2049–2059.
  6. Ruan, H., Hao, S., Young, P., & Zhang, H. (2015). Targeting Cathepsin B for Cancer Therapies. Horizons in Cancer Research, 56, 23–40.
  7. Reina, C. P., Nabet, B. Y., Young, P. D., & Pittman, R. N. (2012). Basal and Stress-Induced Hsp70 Are Modulated by Ataxin-3. Cell Stress Chaperones, 17, 729–742.

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