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



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

dmukherjee( at )

Education and Certification

PhD: University of Illinois - Urbana (2000)


Description of Interests

Dr. Debjani Mukherjee's interests include ethical issues in rehabilitation, the cultural contexts of medical decisions, and the impact of emotionally demanding cases on clinical staff. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, clinical ethicist, and Director of the Donnelley Ethics Program at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago). She is currently a clinical and research ethics consultant, chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee and on a steering committee for improving the Patient Experience. She has lectured and published on topics ranging from ethical considerations in international traumatic brain injury research to an innovative model of clinical ethics consultation. Dr. Mukherjee is also the section editor of the Ethics/Legal column of the journal PM&R.

Interests (Keywords)

Bioethics; Brain Injury; Disability; Global Health; Mental Health; Rehabilitation Psychology

Research and Publications

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