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 media coverage

I have been quoted in five new pieces….

AirTalk, KPCC 89.3 (Los Angeles NPR Affiliate) (July 16, 2019).

For something like Alzheimer’s, where there’s very little we can do other than adopt a healthy lifestyle, I think that this can cause more stress than good. What if you find you’re at risk and decide not to have kids, or not to put away money for retirement?@CraigKlugman”


Lazarus, David (2019, July 16). Alexa May Be Key to Amazon’s looming Domination of the Health Care Market. LA Times. https://www.latimes.com/business/lazarus/la-fi-lazarus-amazon-healthcare-privacy-20190716-story.html

This is powerful information we’re talking about,” said Craig Klugman, a professor of health science at DePaul University. “Personally, I would never share such information with an intelligent voice system. I wouldn’t trust it.”



Pickus, Abigail (2019, June). Creative Sources of Knowledge. DePaul Magazine.

“‘I think you start with humanities, because healing is about connecting with other people,” he says.'”


Fottrell, Quentin (2019. June). GoFundMe Has Revolutionized How We Give, But Is That a Good Thing? Town and Country.  

“‘Craig Klugman, professor of bioethics and health humanities at DePaul University in Chicago, suggests a simple litmus test: Ask for money online only if you really need it and if you wouldn’t be ashamed to ask for it in person. “Would you knock on your neighbor’s door to fund your spring break trip?” he asks. “Probably not.‘”

Upcoming Talks

  • Smart Pills, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, October 8
  • “Essential Elements of Bioethics Blogging: A Workshop” 21st Annual Meeting of the American Society for Bioethics & Humanities. David L. Lawrence Convention Center, Room 308, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania,
  • “Health Humanities in Medical Education: Advancing Character and Caring and developing Practical Wisdom.”, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, November 5

Educator, writer, and consultant in bioethics and health humanities