Dr. Elizabeth Yuko is a bioethicist and writer, a staff writer/editor at Thrive Global, and Adjunct Professor of Ethics at Fordham University. She has been published in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Rolling Stone, The Atlantic, Playboy, Ms. Magazine, Salon and Refinery29 among others. She was previously the Health & Sex Editor for SheKnows Media.
Dr. Yuko is also the founding editor of the Ethics & Society blog. She earned a Ph.D. in bioethics at Dublin City University (Ireland) in 2012, as well as an LL.M. in migration law, and an M.A. in international security and conflict studies from Dublin City University in 2009 and 2007, respectively. Dr. Yuko has published on bioethics regulations in Ireland and Europe, issues of consent and residual biological materials, research ethics, and the ethics of mental health therapies. She serves as an external ethics expert for the European Research Council and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Global Bioethics Initiative.
Dr. Yuko has worked in both academia and communications/media for more than a decade, performing a wide range of tasks including academic and legal writing and research; operating, contributing to and editing both academic and general-audience publications and blogs; and working as a newspaper reporter and communications strategist in the U.S. and abroad. Her primary research interests include sexual health and reproductive ethics, human enhancement, and research ethics.
In addition to providing ethics commentary for publications such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, Salon, The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, The Daily Beast, and the Repro-Madness podcast, Dr. Yuko lectures and appears on panels discussing various topics in bioethics, feminism, sexual assault, and popular culture. She gave a TEDx talk on bioethics and The Golden Girls, and has appeared on episodes of the Travel Channel's Mysteries at the Museum.