Dr. Feinsinger is faculty in the David Geffen School of Medicine and the Department of Philosophy at UCLA. Her interests lie at the intersection of ethics, philosophy of language, and medicine, and she received her PhD in Philosophy from UCLA. Her current work falls into two areas: (1) the metaphysics of medical dialogue, including what makes some communication “patient-centered”, and (2) evaluations and discussions of societal benefit in research. This second area is pursued in collaboration with the Department of Neurosurgery, through work on invasive non-therapeutic human neuroscience research. This collaboration is currently supported by the NIH BRAIN Initiative.