Craig Klugman, Ph.D. is a professor of bioethics and health humanities at DePaul University where he co-directs the Bioethics & Society minor program. Dr. Klugman also serves on the ethics committee at Northwestern University Hospital. He is the author of over 450 articles, book chapters, OpEds, and blog posts on such topics as bioethics, digital medicine, professionalism, end-of-life issues, public health ethics, research ethics, education, health/medical humanities, ethics of execution, and health policy. He is the blog editor and frequent writer for bioethics.net as well as creator of the BioethicsTV column. Dr. Klugman is the editor of several books including Research Methods in the Health Humanities (Oxford 2019), Medical Ethics (Gale Cengage 2016), and Ethical Issues in Rural Health (Hopkins 2013; 2008). He is the executive producer of the award winning film Advance Directives and has developed programs for using art and improvisational theater to teach health students. He serves as chair of ethics for the Illinois Crisis Standards of Care Task Force and is co-founding chair of the Health Humanities Consortium. Dr. Klugman frequently gives talks to universities, medical and nursing groups, companies, and community organizations. He has been interviewed for The New York Times, AARP NewsNightline, Vice, and national radio. Besides numerous academic journals, his writing has appeared in Pacific Standard Magazine, Huffington Post, LifeMattersMedia, Chicago Tribune, Medium, Cato Unbound, The Hill, San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle.

New Publication: Ethics of Digital Medicine

“There remains a need to examine the ethical landscape of digital medicine as these new drug-device technologies enter the market and become more widely used. This article seeks to map that landscape.”

Klugman CM, Laura B. Dunn, Jack Schwartz, I. Glenn Cohen. 2018. The Ethics of Smart Pills and Self-Acting Devices: Autonomy, Truth-Telling, and Trust at the Dawn of Digital Medicine. American Journal of Bioethics 18(9): 38-47.

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New Paper Published: “The Health Humanities and the Future of Publishing”

My new paper on The Health Humanities and the Future of Publishing is now live on Humanities Futures at the Franklin Humanities Institute of Duke University. Click here to access. 

This paper offers a multimedia platform using text, hyperlinks and original comics.

Abstract: The Health Humanities is a new field that has grown out of and expanded on the work begun in the “medical humanities,” an area of study established in the mid-twentieth century.  This paper discusses the evolution of the field and examines the effects that changes in publishing may hold for its continued development, including open access, pre-print servers, textbooks, ebooks, blogs, and other innovations that might presage a non-print—and even post-text—future.

Upcoming Talks

Graphic Bioethics. 20th Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities. Anaheim, CA (Thursday, October 18). 1pm.

“I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That, Dave”: Ethical Issues of Medical AIs. Wake Forest University. Winston-Salem, NC (Tuesday, November 27)

Waiting to Inhale: The History and Ethics of Medical Marijuana. Wake Forest University. Winston-Salem, NC (Tuesday, November 27)

“I’m Afraid I Can’t Do That, Dave”: Ethical Issues of Medical AIs. University of Texas Houston (Wednesday-Thursday, December 5-6)

Educator, writer, and consultant in bioethics and health humanities