Colo. – Eric Campbell, PhD, has been named Director of
Research for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on the University of
Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, effective April 1.
joins CU from Harvard Medical School, where he is a professor of medicine and
the Director of Ethics Research and Director of Research for the Mongan
Institute for Health Policy at Massachusetts General Hospital.
is a health policy researcher with expertise in survey science who conducts
research relating to conflicts of interest and medical professionalism,
exploring issues including how academic-industry relationships affect the
process and outcomes of biomedical research.
to Campbell: “I am very excited about creating a world class bioethics research
group at CU. Colorado is poised to become the national leader driving empirical
research in key issues in bioethics including informed consent, clinician
behaviors, conflicts of interest and access to care. Plus, Colorado offers
unique research opportunities on some really hot topics in bioethics, like
legalization of recreational cannabis and medical aid in dying”
CU, Campbell will hold an appointment as a professor of medicine and his duties
will include teaching, research and service. He will help develop the research
infrastructure at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and will foster
research collaborations with existing programs, including the Colorado School
of Public Health, the Department of Family Medicine’s Eugene S. Farley Jr.
Health Policy Center, the Adult and Child Consortium for Health Outcomes
Research and Delivery Science (ACCORDS), and the Data Science to Patient Value
(D2V) initiative, which is one of the School’s Transformational Research
earned his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1996 and has been on the
Harvard faculty since 1998. According to Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, Director
of the CU Center for Bioethics and Humanities: “The successful recruitment of a
nationally recognized leader to head up the Center’s bioethics research unit is
a major accomplishment for our university, and it’s a critical step in our move
to become a leading force in bioethics research nationally. In the near future
we will be hiring several additional faculty in support of this effort to
greatly expand the bioethics research capabilities of the University.”
says that other active areas of research at the Center include work with the
University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado on how to
measure and improve clinical ethics case consultation; research with the School
of Medicine’s Data Science to Patient Value, or D2V, program on methods for
stakeholder engagement in health research; and research based on results from
the Communication Climate Assessment Toolkit (www.ucdenver.edu/c-cat), which is
used by hospitals and clinics nationwide to measure and improve communication
in health care organizations. Campbell is expected to make important
contributions to all of these lines of research.