Director and Associate Professor
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois – United States
Debjani Mukherjee, PhD is the Director of the Donnelley Ethics Program at the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) and an Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) & of Medical Education at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine. Dr. Mukherjee is a licensed clinical psychologist and clinical ethicist. After completing her Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate in Psychology from Cornell University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Dr. Mukherjee completed two years of postdoctoral fellowship training at the University of Chicago’s Maclean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. She was then invited to spend a year in Paris, to help start the first center for Clinical Ethics in France, the Centre D'ethique Clinique at Cochin teaching hospital. In 2004, she joined the staff of the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (now the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab).Dr. Mukherjee’s interests are in the emotional impact of medical decisions, and ethical concerns in rehabilitation. In 2006-07, she received a Fulbright Scholar Faculty Research Award to examine long-term adjustment to Traumatic Brain Injury in Kolkata, India. At Northwestern University, Dr. Mukherjee has taught undergraduates, MA students, medical students, residents and fellows. She has been involved in over 500 ethics consultations. Dr. Mukherjee has lectured and published on topics ranging from the dignity of risk to an innovative model of clinical ethics consultation. Dr. Mukherjee is also the Ethical-Legal feature editor and edits a quarterly column for the journal PM&R, the official scientific journal of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.
Wednesday, November 6
5:25 PM – 6:00 PM