Melissa Rees

Philosophy PhD Candidate, University of Toronto

Research Interests: Philosophy of Medicine, Bioethics, Epistemology, Feminist Epistemology


My research is in the Philosophy of Medicine, focusing on placebos and the placebo effect. I argue that placebos have distinctive epistemic features that bear on questions regarding their clinical application and the ethical implications of different randomization models for Randomized Controlled Trials. I also work on feminist philosophy, with a special interest in feminist epistemology.