Craig Irvine, Ph.D.
Founder and Co-Director, Columbia Narrative Medicine Lecturer, Narrative Medicine Course Director, Narrative Medicine Certificate
Craig Irvine, Ph.D., is a Founder and Co-Director of the CUIMC Division of Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. For more than 15 years, he has been designing and teaching cultural competency, ethics, Narrative Medicine, and Humanities and Medicine curricula for residents, medical students, physicians, nurses, social workers, chaplains, dentists, and other health professionals. He has over 20 years of experience researching the history of philosophy, phenomenology, and narrative ethics, and over 25 years of experience teaching ethics, humanities, the history of philosophy, logic, and narrative medicine at the graduate, undergraduate, and preparatory school levels. He has published articles in the areas of ethics, residency education, and literature and medicine and has presented at numerous national and international conferences on these and other topics.
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Senior SPS faculty share how harnessing tools from the study of literature and art can inspire more empathic experiences.
"The Most Difficult Aspect of This Is the Unknown": Bioethics Leader Sameer Ladha Reflects on a Positive COVID-19 Diagnosis
Ladha shares the experience of a COVID-19 diagnosis with his colleague, Narrative Medicine Academic Director Craig Irvine.