Austin Due

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I graduated with my MA in philosophy from SFSU in 2017, and am a current PhD candidate at the Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology at the University of Toronto. I research the intersections between experimentation, values, and the production of biomedical evidence. My dissertation is on pharmaceutical side effects and pharmacovigilance in modern evidence-based medicine, where I investigate different accounts of side effects, their relation to placebogenic and polypharmaceutical effects, and the value-laden epistemic issues around side effect discovery in both clinical trials and clinical practice. Additional philosophical interests of mine center around risk, technology, and the environment.