Associate Professor of Public Policy
Core Faculty Member, UNC Center For Bioethics
Core Faculty Member, UNC Philosophy, Politics, & Economics Program
Abernethy Hall, 217




Douglas MacKay holds a PhD in Philosophy from the University of Toronto. Prior to joining the Department of Public Policy on July 1, 2013, he completed a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He is a Canadian citizen and grew up in northern British Columbia.

MacKay’s research and teaching interests concern questions at the intersection of justice and public policy. He is currently working on projects concerning the justice of economic inequality – both domestic and global; the ethics of immigration policy; the ethics of biomedical and policy research; and the ethics of health and welfare policy.