Scott Kim, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of psychiatry and the co-director of CBSSM. His work has been supported by grants from the NIH and the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry, and he is currently a Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics. He studies research ethics policy, especially the ethics of involving decisionally impaired persons in research, the ethics of high-risk research, and ethical issues in industry-academia relations. Trained as a philosopher, he also thinks a lot about the relationship between normative theories and empirical realities and how they affect (and ought to affect) our policies. His recent work uses deliberative democratic consultation methods to inform policies regarding surrogate consent for research.