Philosophy Department

Luciana Garbayo

Luciana Garbayo, M.D., Ph.D.

  • Assistant Professor
  • 407-823-4347
  • Office Hours: Spring 2016: Tuesdays 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. or by appointment
  • Campus Location: PSY0229

Visiting positions: 
Yale-Hastings, Ethics Theory & Policy Scholar, 2014
Massachusetts General Hospital, ITA, 2013
Mongan Institute, Harvard Medical School, 2012
University of Arizona, Philosophy Department, NEH Fellow, 2012
Institute for the History and Philosophy of Science and Technology, University of Toronto, 2009


  • Ph.D. in Philosophy from Boston University
  • M.D. from Federal University of Rio de Janeiro

Research Interests

Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Philosophy of Medicine & Bioethics/Medical Ethics

Recent Research Activities

Ethics in the medical practice
Prescriptive and descriptive philosophy of medical decision making, medical simulation and future studies 
Measurement and metrics in epidemiology
Scientific visualization, spatial and temporal reasoning
The epistemology of expert disagreement
Dialogue and moral disagreement
Debiasing in decision making, in disagreement


Houghton Dalrymple Memorial Award, Best Philosophy Conference Paper, NMT Philosophical Society
National Endowment for the Humanities, Fellow, Experimental Philosophy Program, Philosophy Department, U. of Arizona
First Research Research Prize Dr. Bussamara Leme, Best Latin-American Research on Obstetrics, Perinatology Latin-American Conference
Honorable Mention Prize, Environmental Health, National Public Health Association, Brazil
National Leader in Health Education AIDs/HIV Recognition Award. Fellow, Partners of America
Teaching Distinction Award, Medical Student Collective, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
Cairo + 5 UN Agenda Distinction Award, Rio de Janeiro State Council for Women's Rights
Young Women Leaders Award, Caritas


2016 Philosophy Conference Co-Organization:

Medical Knowledge in a Social World, University of California, Irvine (Medical Humanities Initiatives), at

Active Research Grants: 

Logic, Statistics & Medicine: Teaching Bayesian Reasoning. UCF College of Medicine Research Grant 2016 

Learning Critically & Confidently from Productive Mistakes UCF ERGO Medical Education Department Research Grant 2016


Selected publications in Philosophy (last 5 years and forthcoming):

Synthese Special Volume. Medical Knowledge in a Medical World, Guest editor with Bennett Holman and Sven Bernecker (forthcoming)
Luciana Garbayo (Ed.) Expert Disagreement and Measurement: Philosophical Disunity in Logic, Epistemology and Philosophy of Science. (Under contract). Springer (forthcoming)
Luciana Garbayo, "For an Ethical Public Health Metrics: A Role for Bioethics" Rego, Sergio (ed.). Justice and Health, National School of Public Health Press, Brazil (in Portuguese) [forthcoming]
Luciana Garbayo, "Constructibility in Mathematics: A Counterfactual Approach to Non-Euclidean Geometries in Kant's Philosophy of Imagination," Southwest Philosophical Studies (forthcoming). Winner of the Houghton Dalrymple Prize
Luciana Garbayo, "Epistemic Considerations on Expert Disagreement, Normative Justification, and Inconsistency Regarding Multi-Criteria Decision Making," in Constraint Programming and Decision Making, edited by M. Ceberio and V. Kreinovich (Dordrecht: Springer, 2014): 35-45.
Luciana Garbayo, "Proceduralism and Implicatures in Dialogue," in Dialogue and Representation: Special issue of Language and Dialogue, edited by Alain Létourneau and François Cooren, 2.1 (2012): 122-139.
Luciana Garbayo, "Considering Opportunity-Egalitarianism and the Right to Health: A Reflection on Distributive Justice Concerns in the Uses of the Global Burden of Disease Methodology for Policy-Making in Brazil," Proceedings of the Justice in Modern Health Care International Conference. Perspectives for the 21st Century (2011). 
Recent Interdisciplinary publications:
T. C. M. Sousa*, C. Barcellos, A. F. Oliveira, J. Schramm and L. Garbayo. "The environmental burden of diarrhea in young children attributable to inadequate sanitation in Brazil". Journal of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene for Development Vol 4 No 3 pp 509–520 © IWA Publishing 2014 doi:10.2166/washdev.2014.129*advisee
Garik, P, Garbayo, L., Benetreau-Dupin, Y., Winrich, C., Duffy, A, Gross, N., Jarwala, M. "Teaching the Conceptual History of Physics to Physics Teachers." Science and Education: Contributions from History, Philosophy and Sociology of Science and Mathematics" (forthcoming)


No courses found for Spring 2018.

Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
90984 PHI4633 Ethics and Biological Science Face2Face Tu,Th 3:00PM - 4:15PM Not Online
No Description Available
81753 PHI5634 Medical Ethics Web Web Not Online
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Session Date and Time Syllabus
61416 PHI3670 Ethical Theory Web A Web Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
18293 PHI4633H Hon Ethics & Biological Scienc Face2Face Tu,Th 12:00PM - 1:15PM Available
No Description Available
Course Number Course Title Mode Date and Time Syllabus
81515 PHI4673 Medical Ethics Face2Face Tu,Th 1:30PM - 2:45PM Available
No Description Available
90581 PHI5634 Medical Ethics Face2Face Tu 6:00PM - 8:50PM Available
No Description Available

No courses found for Summer 2016.

Updated: Apr 9, 2017

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