Walter G. Johnson joined RegNet in 2021 to investigate how regulatory systems are shaping, and being shaped by, emerging neurotechnologies. Walter’s research examines the ethical, social, and legal dimensions of a variety of current and emerging technologies with the overarching goal of promoting health, safety, and equity. His work has covered topics from heritable human genome editing to quantum computing.
Before commencing PhD studies at RegNet, Walter was a research fellow for Associate Dean Diana Bowman at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he conducted research on governance for mitochondrial donation and smart cities. He holds a Juris Doctor (JD), Master’s in science policy, and a Bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Arizona State University.
Recent research publication:
Johnson, W. (2020). Using Precision Public Health to Manage Climate Change: Opportunities, Challenges, and Health Justice. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 48(4), 681-693. doi:10.1177/1073110520979374