University of Pittsburgh
Graduate Student

Thomas Cunningham

My primary work is on the topic of medical decision-making. This topic can be found at the intersections of clinical medicine, bioethics, philosophy of science, and philosophy of medicine. The question I seek to answer is: How should we make medical decisions? To answer it, I focus on the social nature of medical choice, as an activity performed by small groups of people in a number of different spaces, at different times. I model this interaction as a computational system, which requires me to think about bioethical and clinical models of medical decision-making, ethical theory, and cognitive science, and a few other disciplines. If you want to clarify what this means, read more about this and my other research on my website.