Craig M. Klugman, Ph.D. is a professor of bioethics and health humanities at in the Department of Health Sciences at DePaul University where he also co-directs the Bioethics & Society program.
Klugman is the author of over 650 articles, book chapters, OpEds, and blog posts on such topics as bioethics, professionalism, digital medicine, end-of-life issues, public health ethics, research ethics, education, health/medical humanities, and health policy. 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 (2013; 2008). Besides numerous academic journals, his writing has appeared in Pacific Standard Magazine, Huffington Post, Chicago Tribune, Medium, Cato Unbound, The Hill, San Francisco Chronicle and the Houston Chronicle.
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 is a voting member of the National Biosecurity Science Board, served as chair of ethics for the Illinois Crisis Standards of Care Task Force, and co-founded the Health Humanities Consortium. Klugman is the artist of the Graphic Bioethics comics series.
Klugman earned his doctorate in Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch where he wrote his dissertation on Exploring Experiences of Dying: An Analysis of Death Memoirs. He earned an MA in Biomedical Ethics (thesis: Prometheus Reborn: A Historical and Ethical Perspective on Cloning) and an MA in Medical Anthropology at Case Western Reserve University. Klugman earned his Bachelors of Art in Human Biology with honors at Stanford University.
Prior to his position at DePaul, Klugman was the Stewart & Marianne Reuter Professor of Medical Humanities and Assistant Director for Ethics Education at the Center for Medical Humanities & Bioethics at the University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio (2008-2013). From 2001-2008, he was an assistant (and then associate) professor in the Department of Health Ecology at the University of Nevada Reno.
He has been an actor, teacher, producer, and corporate consultant in improvisational theater since 1986 having worked with such groups as Theatersports and ComedySportz.
Klugman frequently gives talks to universities, medical and nursing groups, and community organizations. He has been interviewed for The New York Times, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Dallas Observer, National Post (Canada) AARP News, National Geographic, Scripps Media, Sinclair Broadcasting, Reuters, New Republic, New Scientist, The Daily Beast, Mashable, CBS Radio, Fox Radio, Corus Radio (Canada), NPR affiliates, Marketwatch, HBO Vice News Tonight, ABC News Nightline, CBS Evening News, The Doctors, Univision, WTTW Chicago Tonight, ABC 7 Chicago, FOX 32 Chicago, WGN Chicago, the New Journal of Zurich (Switzerland) .