Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Institute for Public Health and Medicine

Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

The establishment of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, led by Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH, represents an evolution of Feinberg’s Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program, which has supported interdisciplinary work for more than 25 years. It also symbolizes a broadening of medical center interest and the increased visibility of bioethics and medical humanities in the activities of Feinberg faculty and trainees as well as clinicians and staff throughout Northwestern Medicine.

About Bioethics

The fields of Bioethics and Medical Humanities bring together a variety of disciplines – philosophy, history, art, law, anthropology, literature, and medicine – to bear on pressing medical issues and challenges that do not always have a scientific solution or explanation. Through this multifaceted approach, the fields of Bioethics and Medical Humanities help enrich understanding about complex issues of illness, healthcare, technology, and human values for students, faculty, healthcare clinicians and staff, and the public.

Center Vision

To lead local, national, and global efforts in bioethics and medical humanities that improve healthcare education, delivery, research, and scholarship

Center Mission

To advance bioethics and medical humanities at Northwestern and beyond through education, innovation, clinical application and thought leadership.

Learn more about the work they do via the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities website.

Center Information

420 E Superior St, Suite 628
Chicago, IL 60611
312-503-7962
Fax: 312-503-0574

Center Director

Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH

Kelly N Michelson, MD/MPH
Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Julia and David Uihlein Professor in Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Member List

Founded: 2015

For more information, visit main center website.