Assistant Professor, Philosophy
Tina Rulli received her PhD in philosophy from Yale University (2011).
Prior to coming to Purdue, Rulli held a two year postdoctoral fellowship in the Clinical Center Bioethics Department at the National Institutes of Health. There she worked with an interdisciplinary group of scholars in bioethics that included people with backgrounds in law, medicine, public health, and philosophy.
Her work in bioethics centers on the duty to rescue and its application to medical research and health care. Her dissertation “A Duty to Adopt” defends the argument that prospective parents should adopt children rather than procreate.
Her work focuses on the moral significance of genetic relatedness, the moral value in saving versus creating lives, and the moral demandingness of a duty to rescue.