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Stephanie Brown Clark, MD, PhD

Stephanie Brown Clark, MD, PhD
Associate Professor
Director, Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Research Interests: History of medicine and science; literature and medicine; the role of humanities in medical education; understanding differences and diversity in healthcare.

Marianne ChiaferyMarianne Chiafery, DNP, PNP-C, MS
Associate Professor


Research Interests:  Moral distress among nurses and other health care providers, pediatrics, impact of cultural and religious beliefs on treatment decisions, nursing and medical student ethics education

Susan Dodge Peters Daiss, MASusan Dodge Peters Daiss, MA, M.Div
Senior Associate
Research Interests: Visual arts and healthcare education; visual arts, spirituality and patient care; thanatology in the visual arts.

Richard Dees, PhDRichard Dees, PhD
Research Interests: Transplant ethics; neuroethics; and public health ethics.

Erik LarsenErik Larsen, MA, PhD
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Literature and medicine; biopolitics in historical and contemporary contexts; history of the life sciences; critical theory and medicine; nineteenth-century American culture.

Patricia LuckPatricia Luck, MBChB, MPhil PallMed, MSc MedHum​
Assistant Professor
Research Interests: Understanding intersectionality within health care; exploring the transitional spaces of our lives; mindfulness in medicine; touch, presence and intimacy in the clinical encounter; cross-cultural narratives; health justice.

Christopher Mooney, PhD, MPHChristopher Mooney, PhD, MPH
Instructor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics and Public Health Sciences
Research Interests: Health promotion; healthy aging; frailty; psychological determinants of health; medical education assessment; program evaluation

Natercia Rodrigues, M.D.Natercia Rodrigues, MD, MS
Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics and Family Medicine
Research Interest - Medical narrative, the family response to illness, communication with patients and families, visual arts, and the application of the humanities into the exam room

ShandJessica C. Shand, MD MHS
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Theological approaches to suffering in healthcare, visual representations of suffering in the arts, integration of spirituality and medicine, pediatric bioethics, moral distress in the care of sick children, social justice and children.


Margie Hodges Shaw, JD, PhDMargie Hodges Shaw, JD, PhD
Associate Professor
Research Interests: Law and ethics in clinical decision-making, including the rights and interests of the patient, family, professions, state, and federal government; ethics of engagement; and legal and ethics education in the clinical professions.

Bernard Sussman, MDBernard Sussman, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Research Interests: Ethics of end of life decision making, narrative ethics, palliative care, surrogate decision making in end of life medical care

Additional Faculty

Michael Brennan, MSN
Associate, Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Gary Chadwick, PharmD, MPH   
Professor Emeritus, Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Carl T. D’Angio, MD,
Professor, Pediatrics (Neonatology) and Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Richard Demme, MD   
Professor Emeritus, Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Chin-To Fong, MD
Professor, Pediatrics (Genetics), Biochemistry and Biophysics, and Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Jane Greenlaw, JD
Professor Emeritus, Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Laurence B. Guttmacher, MD
Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Medical Humanities & Bioethics; Associate Dean/Student Advising, Offices of Medical Education, SMD

Patrick J. Hopkins, DNP
Assistant Professor Clinical Nursing, SON; Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics

David C. Kaufman, MD
Professor, Surgery (Thoracic), Medicine (Pulmonary Diseases and Critical Care), Urology, Anesthesiology, and Medical Humanities & Bioethics

John D. Markman, MD
Vice Chair for Clinical Research; Director, Translational Pain Research Program I Neuromedicine Pain Division
Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology and Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Adrienne L. Morgan, PhD
Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics; Senior Director, Center for Advocacy, Community Health, Education and Diversity, SMD

Sarah E. Peyre, EdD
Associate Professor, Surgery (Surgery Education) and Medical Humanities & Bioethics; Associate Professor of Clinical, Nursing; Director, Center for Experiential Learning, SMD

Timothy E. Quill, MD
Georgia & Thomas Gosnell Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care; Acting Director, Paul M. Schyve, MD, Center for Bioethics; Professor, SON, Psychiatry and Medical Humanities & Bioethics

J. Franklin Richeson, MD
Professor, Medicine (Cardiology) and Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Robert Riley, MPH
Adjunct Instructor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Olle Jane (OJ) Sahler, MD
Professor, Pediatrics (Hematology and Oncology) and Medical Humanities & Bioethics

Joanne Wu, MD
Adjunct Instructor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics; Physician, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Unity Health Systems/Rochester Regional Health Systems

Daniel M. Yawman, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Medical Humanities & Bioethics