Debjani Mukherjee

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Research Interests

My research and clinical interests include ethical issues in rehabilitation, ethical dilemmas posed by neurological impairments, the role of emotion in ethics consultation and medical decision-making, and the impact of emotionally demanding cases on clinical staff. I am a licensed clinical psychologist, bioethicist, Director of the Donnelley Ethics Program at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) and an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation and of Medical Education at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. My scholarship and practice are informed by over two decades of clinical experience, working in 8 hospital settings (in Buffalo; Boston; Urbana; Chicago; Paris, France; and Kolkata, India). At the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab, I am a clinical and research ethics consultant, chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee and on a steering committee for improving the Patient Experience. I am also on the steering committee for Northwestern University’s Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. I have lectured and published on topics ranging from ethical considerations in international traumatic brain injury research to an innovative model of clinical ethics consultation. I am currently the section editor for the Ethics/Legal column for the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation’s journal PM&R.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, University of Illinois - Urbana

… → 2000

Research interests

  • Bioethics
  • Brain Injury
  • Disability
  • Global Health
  • Medical Humanities and Bioethics
  • Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Rehabilitation Psychology

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Research Output 2001 2019

Emerging Roles of Clinical Ethicists

Farroni, J. S., Tumilty, E., Mukherjee, D., McCammon, S., Chooljian, D. M. & Eves, M. M., Sep 1 2019, In : The Journal of clinical ethics. 30, 3, p. 262-269 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

patient care
Patient-Centered Care

Futility in Rehabilitation

Spill, G. R., Vente, T., Frader, J. E., Smith, S., Giacino, J., Zafonte, R., Coppard, B., Jensen, G. & Mukherjee, D., Jan 1 2019, In : PM and R.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Medical Futility

Microaggressions in Clinical Training and Practice

Overland, M. K., Zumsteg, J. M., Lindo, E. G., Sholas, M. G., Montenegro, R. E., Campelia, G. D. & Mukherjee, D., Sep 1 2019, In : PM and R. 11, 9, p. 1004-1012 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Paternalism, privacy, and participation: Cell phones on the brain injury rehabilitation unit

Ripley, D. L., Russell, M. E., Bergquist, T. F., Tarsney, P. S. & Mukherjee, D., Jan 1 2019, In : PM and R. 11, 1, p. 76-82 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cell Phones
Brain Injuries

In Defense of Common Human Responses

Mukherjee, D. & Brashler, R. J., Sep 2 2018, In : American Journal of Bioethics. 18, 9, p. 20-22 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate