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College of Arts and Sciences

Faculty

medical humanities

Faculty from a number of departments and schools are involved with the minor. Some of them are listed here:

Amy Boesky

Amy Boesky, Director
English
Literature and medicine; Narrative medicine; Creative nonfiction

Thomas Chiles

Thomas Chiles
Biology
Infectious diseases, immunology, cancer biology, materials science, public health, health care diagnostic in poor resource areas

Ashley Duggan

Ashley Duggan
Communication
Health communication, provider/patient relationships, social influence about health/illness, and health/illness in close relationships

Clare Dunsford

Clare Dunsford
English
Literature and medicine; genetics; disability studies

James Keenan

James Keenan
Theology
Public Healthcare Ethics, HIV/AIDS and Ethics

Daniel Kirschner

Daniel Kirschner
Biology
Structural biochemistry/neurobiology; ultrastructural neuropathology of and adhesive mechanisms in CNS and PNS myelins; fibrillogenesis and molecular organization of amyloid assemblies; remyelination; spinal cord injury; Alzheimer's disease; prion diseases.

Sara Moorman

Sara Moorman
Sociology
Social gerontology; end-of-life decision-making; psychological well-being; family relationships

Clare O'Connor

Clare O'Connor
Biology
Cell function, genetics and society, biology education

Karen Rosen

Karen Rosen
Psychology
Attachment and loss; the language of relationships; Illness in the family

Judith Shindul-Rothschild

Judith Shindul-Rothschild
School of Nursing
Health care workforce and labor issues; healthcare financing; patient outcomes

Martin Summers

Martin Summers
History
History of medicine (esp. psychiatry and mental illness); health and disease in the African diaspora; race, medicine, and public health in U.S. history

Laura Tanner

Laura Tanner
English
Theories of the Body; Illness in American Literature

Pramod Thaker

Pramod Thaker
Philosophy
Philosophy of Medicine and Medical Ethics and Practice

Andrea Vicini, S.J., M.D.

Andrea Vicini
Theology
Bioethics; medical ethics; ethical issues in: reproductive technologies, end of life, human genetics, and biotechnologies.

 

Affiliated Faculty