Linda L. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D.
Linda L. Emanuel, M.D., Ph.D., is the Buehler Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Director of the Buehler Center on Aging, Health & Society at Northwestern's Feinberg School of Medicine. She is the founder and Principal of the national Education in Palliative and End-of-life Care (EPEC) Project. She is also a professor at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in which role she works on organizational ethics and economic resilience options for households dealing with illness, and also leads the collaboratively run Patient Safety Education Project. Prior to joining Northwestern University, Dr. Emanuel was Vice President of Ethics Standards and Head of the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association. Dr. Emanuel moved to Chicago to create the Institute for Ethics at the AMA and to expand Ethics Standards. In the first three years of her tenure, these paired entities grew rapidly and were highly productive in the design and implementation of both the EPEC Project and the E-Force Program. The latter is a rigorous and innovative, multiple stakeholder group that identifies and validates measures for ethical parameters for all parties involved in health care. During this period of time, Dr. Emanuel fostered and supported the deliberations of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs and the continuing evolution of this Council's 150 year old Code of Ethics.
Princeton Conference XVI: May 21, 2009