Andrew Siegel MD is a Psychosomatic Medicine Fellow at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he also completed his psychiatry residency training. Siegel is a research associate at the Scattergood Program for Applied Ethics of Behavioral Healthcare at the University of Pennsylvania. His ethics research explores the relationship between autonomy and decision-making ability in the context of psychiatric illness. He has published articles and given national presentations on subjects including patient decision-making capacity, the ethical challenges of invasive psychiatric neuromodulation, pediatric euthanasia, and diagnostic reservation for Borderline Personality Disorder. Dr. Siegel also has an interest in applying behavioral economics to mental health and homeless services policy. In 2015, he founded StreetChange, LLC, in collaboration with the Mental Health Association of Southeastern Pennsylvania. StreetChange is a mobile crowdfunding application that connects homeless panhandlers and donors with service providers in a manner than incentivizes lasting positive change.
Competing Interests/Conflicts of Interest: None to declare in the past year.