Mr. Paul Thacker

Freelance Journalist

Summer School Presentations: 1) Ghostwriting Is Not Only a Problem in Biomedicine, 2) Medicine: the most corrupt science, offers ethical solutions for climate change, agrochemicals, notions and other sciences. 

Paul D. Thacker is a journalist based out of Madrid, and a former Fellow at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard. For several years, he led a series of high-profile investigations in the United States Senate that created reforms in medicine, including passage of the Physician Payments Sunshine Act and revising the conflict of interest policies at the National Institutes of Health. He has written on scientific ethics for numerous outlets including The Progressive, JAMA, The BMJ, The New York Times, Huffington Post, Washington Post, and Los Angeles Times.