McGill University, Department of Philosophy and Institute for Health and Social Policy, Montreal, Canada
Fellow of the ZiF research group "Normative Aspects of Public Health"
Kristin Voigt is an Assistant Professor at McGill University, Montreal (Canada), jointly appointed in the Department of Philosophy and the Institute for Health and Social Policy. She received her DPhil in political philosophy from the University of Oxford in 2008, where she completed a dissertation on luck egalitarianism. From 2007-08, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the European College of Liberal Arts (now ECLA-Bard) in Berlin. Subsequently, she held research positions at Harvard University's Program in Ethics and Health (2008-10), Lancaster University, UK (2010-11) and McGill University (2011-12), before becoming a faculty member at McGill in 2012.
- Political philosophy, especially egalitarian theories of social and distributive justice
- Normative aspects of social and health policy
- Public health ethics, including tobacco control, (childhood) obesity and the use of incentives to improve health outcomes
- Conceptions and measures of health and health inequality
- Kristin Voigt, Stuart Nicholls and Garrath Williams, Childhood Obesity: Ethical and Policy Issues. Oxford University Press, in press.
- Harald Schmidt, Kristin Voigt and Ezekiel Emanuel. The ethics of not hiring smokers. New England Journal of Medicine 2013, 368(15), 1369-1371.
- Kristin Voigt. Appeals to individual responsibility for health: reconsidering the luck egalitarian perspective. Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2013, 22(2), 146-158.
- Kristin Voigt. Nonsmoker and 'Nonnicotine' Hiring Policies: The Implications of Employment Restrictions for Tobacco Control. American Journal of Public Health 2012, 102(11), 2013-2018.
- Kristin Voigt. Incentives, health promotion and equality. Health Economics, Policy and Law 2012, 7(3), 263-283.
- Kristin Voigt. Smoking and social justice. Public Health Ethics 2010, 3(2), 91-106.
- Harald Schmidt, Kristin Voigt and Daniel Wikler. Carrots, Sticks and Health Care Reform - Problems with Wellness Incentives. New England Journal of Medicine 2010, 362(2), e3(1)-e3(3).