Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Faculty

Our faculty members are scholars in bioethics, literature, law, history, religion, anthropology, and philosophy. They are leaders in the areas of the culture of ethics, including religious worldviews, in the epistemology of medicine, and in disability ethics. Learn more via their faculty profiles below.

Megan Crowley-Matoka is Director of our Master of Arts program.

Belling, Catherine F

Belling, Catherine F

Associate Professor of Medical Education

c-belling( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Hypochondriasis as psychiatric diagnosis; hypochondria/disease anxiety as a problem for primary care; cultural narratives regarding health/disease and their role in fostering anxiety about disease and... [more]

Chambers, Tod S

Chambers, Tod S

Associate Professor of Medical Education and Medicine (General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics)

Description of Interests

the rhetoric of bioethics; bioethics theory; cross-cultural issues in clinical ethics

Crowley-Matoka, Megan

Crowley-Matoka, Megan

Associate Professor of Medical Education

Description of Interests

I study the culture of medicine as it affects patients, healthcare providers, and society at large. Broadly, my research explores the problem of clinical uncertainty, and the complex social dynamics a... [more]

Mukherjee, Debjani

Mukherjee, Debjani

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation/Medical Education

dmukherjee( at )ric.org

Description of Interests

Dr. Mukherjee's interests include ethical dilemmas posed by neurological impairments, the cultural contexts of medical decisions, and the impact of emotionally demanding cases on clinical staff. She i... [more]

Rodriguez, Sarah B

Rodriguez, Sarah B

Lecturer of Medical Education

Description of Interests

My primary area of research is in women's reproductive and sexual health, from 1900 to the present. I am also a thesis advisor for Medical Humanities and Human Sexuality research for the Area of Schol... [more]

Watson, Katherine L

Watson, Katherine L

Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Education and Obstetrics and Gynecology

k-watson( at )northwestern.edu

Description of Interests

Professor Katie Watson is a lawyer who clerked in the federal judiciary and practiced public interest law before coming to Northwestern, and an ethicist who completed fellowships in clinical medical e... [more]