James Giordano

Cyber SMART Lead Researcher - Bio Technology, Bio Security, and Cyber Ethics


Professor James Giordano is a Professor in the Departments of Neurology and Biochemistry at the Medical Center at Georgetown University. He is Chief of the Neuroethics Studies Program, Co-director of the Program in Science and Global Health Law and Policy, and Chair of the Sub-program in Military Medical Ethics of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center. He is also Senior Fellow of the Project on Biosecurity, Technology, and Ethics at the US Naval War College, Newport, Rhode Island; and consulting bioethicist to the US Defense Medical Ethics Center; and 2020-21 Visiting Professor of Biomedicine and Humanities, at Creighton University, Nebraska. Professor Giordano chairs the Neuroethics Subprogram of the IEEE Brain Initiative; is a Fellow of the Defense Operations Cognitive Science section, SMA Branch, Joint Staff, Pentagon; and is an appointed member of the Neuroethics, Legal and Social Issues Advisory Panel of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).

Professor Giordano is a Fulbright Scholar and is the author of over 300 papers, 7 books, 21 book chapters, and 25 government white papers on brain science, national defense and ethics. His book, Neurotechnology in National Security and Defense: Practical Considerations, Neuroethical Concerns (2015, CRC Press) is widely regarded and used as a definitive work on the topic. Professor Giordano is a former US Naval officer, holding designations as an aerospace physiologist, research physiologist, and research psychologist, and served with the US Navy and Marine Corps. In recognition of his achievements he was elected to the European Academy of Science and Arts, and named an Overseas Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK).