Sheldon Krimsky

Sheldon Krimsky, PhD, is Professor of Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning, Tufts University. Dr. Krimsky's research has focused on the linkages between science/technology, ethics/values and public policy. He served on the National Institutes of Health's Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee from 1978-1981, and was a consultant to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research and to the Office of Technology Assessment. Dr. Krimsky was chairperson of the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility for the American Association for the Advancement of Science from 1988-1992.

Dr. Krimsky has written extensively on conflict of interest in scientific research. He recently developed Corrupted Science, a project exploring the disengagement of sciences from its ethical roots, resulting in a loss of honesty, integrity, objectivity, autonomy, and public confidence. His university website page provides more information about his work.