Gretchen Case, PhD, MA, Director of CHeEtAH with Jay Jacobson, MD (emeritus), First Chief and Founder of Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities
Rafael Campo, MA, MD, DLitt (hon)—1st Annual Health Humanities Speaker (2018-19) with Susan Sample, PhD, MFA,  Director, Initiative in Narrative, Medicine, and Writing

Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities

The Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities will produce new teaching, scholarship, and outreach work bringing insights from the health humanities and social sciences into healthcare education and practice.

The Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities has a mission to:

  • Educate health professionals in bioethics, research ethics and health humanities, while nurturing empathy and humanitarian values. 
  • Provide consultations on ethical issues related to patient care and healthcare research. 
  • Provide professional service to the University of Utah, Utah, the Intermountain West and nation. 

 The Center for Health Ethics, Arts and Humanities prepares tomorrow’s healers to act with compassion and justice. 

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May 31, 2022

Jim Tabery, PhD


Jim Tabery, PhD, says the public comment period and subsequent amendment may actually be a step in the right direction when it comes to combating misinformation, Deseret News, 25 January 2022... Read More

May 31, 2022

Jim Tabery, PhD


Jim Tabery, PhD, discusses recent contentions in Utah centered around issues where people feel their personal liberties are being infringed upon by an expanding government, Deseret News, 8 February 2022... Read More

May 18, 2022

Leslie Francis and Michael Stein contributed to the Petrie-Flom Center at Harvard’s symposium on long COVID


This contribution argued that courts have been imposing physical reductionism on determinations of disability, leaving plaintiffs without remedies when there are no definitive biological markers of their conditions. Long COVID seems likely to be joining a list of other conditions with unsettled diagnostic criteria, such as chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia, for which plaintiffs have difficulty establishing claims to rights such as workplace accommodations. And long COVID presents plaintiffs claiming disability discrimination with a further challenge: no one knows how long it will last. Under the Americans with Disabilities Act, conditions that are transitory and minor, like a bout of the flu, are not disabilities. Court decisions are appearing that deny protections to COVID patients with lingering symptoms, when their timeframes of recovery are as yet undetermined. These legal trends, it's argue, are misguided in many ways, not least because of their failure to understand that disability is not merely a matter of abnormal physical findings that persist over time.... Read More

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Voices of Teenage Transplant Survivors: Miracle-Like by Susan J. Sample (March 2021)

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Center for Health Ethics, Arts, and Humanities
26 S. 2000 E., Suite 5515 (EHSEB)
Salt Lake City, UT 84112

Phone: 801-587-5884 or 801-585-6283