Professor on “Weighty Hiring Decisions”
Sean Philpott, MSB’06, PhD,
professor of bioethics, is a regular commentator for WAMC Northeast Public Radio.
In his most recent segment, he explores a Texas hospital’s decision to stop
hiring obese workers. According to the
new employment policy at the Citizens Medical Center in Victoria, Texas, all
new employees — be they physicians, nurses, orderlies or janitors — must have a
body mass index (BMI) of less than 35.
To listen to the segment, click here: http://wamcradio.org/2012/04/12/sean-philpott-weighty-hiring-decisions/
A public health researcher and
ethicist by training, Dr. Sean Philpott is also chair of the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency’s Human Studies Review Board, which reviews all research
involving human participants submitted to the EPA for regulatory purposes.