Nicholas King, Ph.D.

Nicholas B. King is an associate professor in the Biomedical Ethics Unit and Department of Social Studies of Medicine, and associate member of Department of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Occupational Health at McGill University. He directs the Montreal Health Equity Research Consortium (MHERC), a multi-disciplinary project investigating health and health equity research and policies. Dr. King conducts research in the following areas: (1) The role of social context, framing effects, and biases in the production and interpretation of health information; (2) Public health ethics and policy, including the ethics of biosecurity and public health preparedness; and (3) Health inequalities and the social determinants of health. He has published in the BMJPLOS Medicine, the American Journal of Public Health, and the Bulletin of the World Health Organization.

Selected Articles and Books

2015 King, Nicholas B. “Ebola 1995/2014.” Limn 5 (

2014 Voigt, Kristin, Nicholas B. King. “Disability Weights in the Global Burden of Disease 2010: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back?” Bulletin of the World Health Organization 92: 226-228.

2014 King, Nicholas B. “Contagion: A Misnomer for Financial Crisis.” Journal of Public Health 36(1):18-19. doi: 10.1093/pubmed/fdt084.

2013 King, Nicholas B., Sam Harper, Meredith E. Young. “Who Cares About Health Inequalities? Cross-country Evidence from the World Health Survey” Health Policy and Planning 28(5): 558-571.

2004 King, Nicholas B. “The Scale Politics of Emerging Diseases.” Osiris 19: 62-76.

2002 King, Nicholas B. “Security, Disease, Commerce: Ideologies of Post-Colonial Global Health.” Social Studies of Science 32(5/6): 763-789.

2008 King, Nicholas B. “Networks, Disease, and the Utopian Impulse.” In S. Harris Ali & Roger Keil, Ed., Networked Disease: Emerging Infections in the Global City (Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell): 201-213.

2003 King, Nicholas B. “Immigration, Race, and Geographies of Difference in the Tuberculosis Pandemic,” in Matthew Gandy & Alimuddin Zumla, Eds, Return of the White Plague: Global Poverty and the New Tuberculosis (London: Verso Press).

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