Trained as a philosopher, Glenn McGee worked for two decades in the field of bioethics. He now teaches and writes about health policy and public management, with a focus on best practices for health systems regarding big data, models for providing autism services in state and local governments, and health systems in the developing world. He has held two endowed chairs, and faculty appointments in medicine, law, business, public health and philosophy. He also briefly worked in private sector biotechnology before joining the College of Business of University of New Haven as Professor of Public Management.
McGee was the founder and Editor-in-Chief of The American Journal of Bioethics, and created the Alden March Bioethics Institute and bioethics.net. He was elected to the board of directors of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and was the 2000 recipient of the Atlantic Fellowship in Public Policy from the United Kingdom. McGee has written three books about the impact of genomics on parenthood (The Perfect Baby, Rowman & Littlefield), the power of genetic information (Beyond Genetics, William Morrow), and the impact of new biotechnology (Bioethics for Beginners, Wiley). He and his research groups have published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles in the medical, scientific, legal and liberal arts disciplines, and edited several other books. He has written regular columns for The Scientist and Albany Times Union, and his commentary often appears in media discussions and programs. He has given hundreds of talks both informally and in large settings.