Craig Klugman

Bioethicist, professor, writer, improvisor

Craig Klugman, Ph.D. is a professor of bioethics and Chair of the Department of Health Sciences at DePaul University and is a Public Voices Fellow. His research focuses on ethical issues at the end-of-life, public health ethics, and ethics education. He serves on the Ethics Committee at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, is the blog editor at, the online portal of the American Journal of Bioethics. Dr. Klugman has written over 200 articles on such topics as health policy, medical professionalism, medical technology, end-of-life, advance directives, clinical ethics, medical marijuana, medical humanities education, rural health, cloning, and research ethics. Dr. Klugman is the editor of Ethical Issues in Rural Health published by Johns Hopkins University Press and the forthcoming Textbook of Medical Ethics from Cengage Learning as well as producer of the award-winning film, Advance Directives and creator of TexasLivingWill on-line advance directive program. He received his Ph.D. in Medical Humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch, M.A. in Biomedical Ethics and M.A. in Medical Anthropology from Case Western Reserve University as well as his B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University

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