Chalmers Clark, Ph.D.

  • Lecturer, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics,
    Stritch School of Medicine



Chalmers C. Clark, PhD, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Bioethics, teaches at Drexel University's College of Nursing and Health Professions in Philadephia, Pennsylvania. His background is in naturalized epistemology and biomedical ethics. Chalmers received his PhD from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (CUNY), and has been Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Ethics of the American Medical Association; Donaghue Visiting Scholar in Biomedical and Behavioral Research Ethics, at the Bioethics Center of Yale University, and Visiting Fellow at the Center for Philosophy and History of Science at Boston University. His interest is to extend epistemological holism into the domain of moral and political thought. The result has been research and publication in several interdisciplinary forms. Current work centers on trust relations in the professions (medicine especially), the professions as stewards of public trusts, and the role public trusts play in the basic structure of a free society. After class, Dr. Clark practices (not plays) the violin, runs (slowly), and looks for short cuts to logic problems.


BEHP 402 Justice and Health Care

BEHP 406 Principles of Health Care Ethics


Clark C, Mitchell JL. (2008) Going Legal in Medicine: Financial Conflicts, Medicine, the the Public Trust. APA Newsletter 7(2).

Clark C. (2005) Of Epidemic Proportions: Physicians, Personal Risk, and Public Trust. Yale Journal of Biology & Medicine 78:135-44.

Clark C. (2002) Trust in Medicine. Journal of Medicine and Philosophy 27(1):11-29.