Bruce Jennings

Lecturer in Public Health (Health Policy)

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Health Policy & Management

Program for Biomedical Ethics


Bruce Jennings is Senior Fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature, a private, nonpartisan research and educational institute that studies philosophical, ethical, and policy questions arising at the intersection of environmental policy, public health, and regional planning. Mr. Jennings also serves as editor of its electronic journal, Minding Nature. Since 1996 he has taught at the Yale University School of Public Health and has been a leader in ethics education in the field of public health. In addition, he holds a faculty appointment at Vanderbilt University and the Weill Medical College-Cornell University. He also is Senior Advisor and an elected Fellow at The Hastings Center, where from 1991 through 1999 he served as Executive Director.

Education & Training

MA Princeton University (1973)
BA Yale University, Political Science (1971)

Professional Service

  • I am section editor of a new reference work entitled The Encyclopedia of the Anthropocene scheduled for publication in 2017. Elsevier (2016)

  • I am a member of a Task Force of the American Public Health Association that is updating and revising the Code of Ethics for the public health profession. American Public Health Association (2015)

  • I am editing a new edition of the Encyclopedia of Bioethics Gale Cengage Publications/ Macmillian Rerence USA (2011 - 2013)

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