Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Debjani  Mukherjee, PhD

Debjani Mukherjee, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Medical Education

Focus of Work

Bio

My research and clinical interests include ethical issues in rehabilitation, ethical dilemmas posed by neurological impairments, the role of emotion in ethics consultation and medical decision-making, and the impact of emotionally demanding cases on clinical staff. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, bioethicist, Director of the Donnelley Ethics Program at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) and an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilit...[Read full text]My research and clinical interests include ethical issues in rehabilitation, ethical dilemmas posed by neurological impairments, the role of emotion in ethics consultation and medical decision-making, and the impact of emotionally demanding cases on clinical staff. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, bioethicist, Director of the Donnelley Ethics Program at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) and an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and of Medical Education at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. My scholarship and practice are informed by over 26 years of clinical experience, working in 8 hospital settings (in Buffalo; Boston; Urbana; Chicago; Paris, France; and Kolkata, India).

At the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, I am a clinical and research ethics consultant, chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee and on a steering committee for improving the Patient Experience. I am also on the steering committee for Northwestern University’s Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. I have lectured and published on topics ranging from ethical considerations in international traumatic brain injury research to an innovative model of clinical ethics consultation. I am currently the section editor for the Ethics/Legal column for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s journal PM&R.[Shorten text]

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Education and Certification

  • PhD: University of Illinois - Urbana (2000)

Contact

312-238-1885

Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Room 12 East
355 E Erie
Chicago IL 60611