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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Robert Truog is the Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesia, & Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. He has broad research interests in all areas of bioethics, but is particularly engaged with ethical issues that arise in the practice of critical care medicine. His current areas of focus are examining definitions of death, addressing conflicts over medical futility, and improving communication and decision-making at the end-of-life.


Researcher | Research Background

Dr. Truog’s research involves writing normative analysis and commentary on current issues in bioethics, particularly those related to critical care medicine. He also is engaged as a mentor for many research projects involving his students, fellows, and post-docs.


Researcher | Publications