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Craig McFarland

Craig W. McFarland is a senior at Harvard College studying Neuroscience & Philosophy with a minor in Global Health & Health Policy. At Harvard, he has served as President and Founder of Harvard Undergraduate Ethics Society, Director of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Public Policy & Advocacy team and Advisor to Massachusetts state representatives through the Harvard Kennedy School Institute of Politics, Chair of Mentorship of the Harvard Neuroscience Society, Captain of the Harvard Bioethics Debate Team, and an elected Student Representative in Harvard’s undergraduate student government. Outside of campus, he is a research assistant at the Shen Lab: Law, Ethics, Neuroscience & Artificial Intelligence and the Denckla Lab at Harvard T.H. Chan School for Public Health, supervised by Professor Francis X. Shen and Dr. Christy Denckla, respectively. He is also an RA for the Harvard Radcliffe Institute seminar: Co-Creating Neurorights: Engaging Young Adults to Improve Digital Mental Health Tools, Protect Privacy, and Ensure Computational Justice.

He has previously conducted research at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. His research has been published in journals such as the American Journal of Bioethics and the British Medical Journal. Together, his work has motivated his pursuits to pioneer efforts at the intersection of neuroscience, society, ethics, and policy.