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Dr. Catherine A. Womack

Dr. Catherine Womack on a beach smiling with gray hair pulled back and wearing a teal blue cap with a fish on it, sunglasses, a blue beaded necklace and a black, brown and white patterned short sleeve top. She is holding a large piece of driftwood and there are fallen trees of driftwood behind her and the ocean beyond
Professor of Philosophy
Tillinghast Hall, Room 330

BA, University of South Carolina
PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Professor Womack is a philosopher of public health, working at the intersection of philosophy of science and applied ethics. She has published in journals (Public Health Ethics, International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, Appetite, Medicine, Health Care and Philosophy, and others) and anthologies. She has written for general publications, including The Conversation and WBUR's Cognoscenti. She blogs weekly on issues of feminism and fitness at Fit is a Feminist Issue. Professor Womack's teaching interests include Philosophy of Food, Public Health Ethics, Values in Science and Applied Ethics.

Area of Expertise
public health ethics, feminist bioethics, philosophy of food