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Andrew M. Flescher

Andrew M. Flescher Andrew M. Flescher
Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine Faculty, Core Program in Public Health Associate Professor, Department of English at State University of New York, Stony Brook, USA


Andrew M. Flescher, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and English at State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is core faculty in the Program in Public Health and serves on stony Brooks Organ Donor Council and Hospital Ethics Committee. Dr. Flescher received his B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and History from Duke University (1991) and his M.A. (1995) and Ph.D. (2000) in Religious Studies from Brown University. In addition to writing several articles and book chapters, he is the author of three books: Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality (Georgetown University Press, 2003), The Altruistic Species: Scientific, Philosophical, and Religious Perspectives of Human Benevolence (Templeton Press, 2007) and Moral Evil (Georgetown University Press, 2013), which won first place for the prestigious Prose Award, which is awarded by the Association of American Publishers to the author who has produced the most significant work in his or her field in one calendar year. Dr. Flescher is currently writing his fourth book, The Organ Shortage Crisis in America: Markets, Civic Duty, and Closing the Gap, also under contract with Georgetown University Press. Dr. Flescher performs on the piano for patients, families, and staff in the lobby of Stony Brook Hospital.

Research Interest

Biomedical ethics; Ethics and Health Care Policy; Ethics of Organ Donation; Medical Humanities; Compassion and Altruism; Health Care Justice; Normative Ethics; Moral Theory; Comparative Religious Ethics; Applied Ethics; Methods and Theory of Religion; Philosophy of Religion; Religion and Culture; Arts, Religion and Literature; Religion and Film; Hermeneutics;