Jason Gaverick Matheny
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Interests: emerging disruptive technologies, catastrophic risks, economics, evaluation, ethics, agriculture, biodefense, biosecurity, uncertainty, forecasting, modeling and simulation, risk analysis, epidemiology
Current affliations: IARPA / ODNI, New Harvest
Past affliations: FHI / Oxford, World Bank, Center for Biosecurity, Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU), Johns Hopkins' Bloomberg School of Public Health, Princeton University's Center for Human Values, Center for Global Development, Population Services International, Packard Foundation, Family Health International, Seva Foundation.
Matheny, J.G., B. Smith, B. Courtney, M. Mair, "Developing Drugs and Vaccines for Infectious Diseases," Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics 85(6), 2009.
Matheny, J.G., M.M. Cirkovic, A. Sandberg, "How can we reduce the risk of human extinction?" Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists , September 2008.
Matheny, J.G., M. Mair, B. Smith, "Biodefense: how costly and how likely to succeed?" Nature Biotechnology 26(9), 2008.
Abramovich, M.N., E.S. Toner, J.G. Matheny, "Panalysis: A New Spreadsheet-Based Tool for Pandemic Planning" Biosecurity and Bioterrorism 6(1), 2008.
Matheny, J.G., "Reducing the risk of human extinction," Risk Analysis 27(5), 2007. Coverage by Nature and Faculty of 1000.
Matheny, J.G., M. Mair, A. Mulcahy, B.T. Smith, "Incentives for biodefense countermeasure development," Biosecurity and Bioterrorism 5(3), 2007.
Gronvall, G.K., J.G. Matheny, B.T. Smith, et al., "Flexible Defense Roundtable Meeting: Promoting the Strategic Innovation of Medical Countermeasures," Biosecurity and Bioterrorism 5(3), 2007.
Gronvall, G.K., B.T. Smith, J.G. Matheny, et al., "Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) Roundtable," Biosecurity and Bioterrorism 5(2), 2007.
Matheny, J.G., E. Toner, R.E. Waldhorn,
"Costs and benefits of pandemic preparedness at
Matheny, J.G., C. Leahy, "Farm animal welfare, legislation, and global trade," Law and Contemporary Problems 70:325-57, 2007.
Matheny, J.G., K.M.A. Chan, "Human diets and animal welfare," Journal of Agricultural and Environmental Ethics 18 (6), 2005.
Edelman, P.E., D.C. McFarland, V.A. Mironov, J.G. Matheny, "In vitro cultured meat production," Tissue Engineering 11 (5/6), 2005.
Matheny, J.G., "Family planning programs: getting the most for the money," International Family Planning Perspectives 30 (3), 2004.
Matheny, J.G., "Expected utility, contributory causation, and vegetarianism," Journal of Applied Philosophy, 19 (3), 2002.
Matheny, J.G., "Alternatives to meat production," in Swabe (ed.) Meat the Truth: Essays on Livestock Production, Sustainability and Climate Change, forthcoming.
Fearing, J., J.G. Matheny, "The Role of Economics in Achieving Welfare Gains for Animals," in D. Salem and A. Rowan (eds.), State of the Animals IV, Humane Society of the United States, 2007.
Levine, R., A. Langer, N. Birdsall, J.G. Matheny, M. Wright, A. Bayer, "Contraception," in Disease Control Priorities in Developing Countries, 2nd ed., D.T. Jamison, et al. (eds.), New York: Oxford University Press, 2006.
Matheny, J.G. "Utilitarianism and animals," in
Stafforini, P., J.G. Matheny, M.M. Cirkovic, "Ought we worry about human extinction?"
Press mentions and appearances
My work with New Harvest has been covered by the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Economist, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, the Los Angeles Times, Scientific American, National Public Radio, NOVA, CBS Evening News, Wired Magazine, Popular Science, Popular Mechanics, Boston Globe, Baltimore Sun, BBC, Financial Times, the Guardian, the Independent, Daily Mail, Der Spiegel, Maclean's, and more than 100 other media outlets. The New York Times Magazine included our work in its "Year in Ideas" issue; Discover Magazine called it one of the "Top 100 Science Stories of the Year."
Recommended books and papers
The Next Really Big
Enormous Thing by
Weighing Lives by John Broome
Reasons and Persons by Derek Parfit