Jason Adam Wasserman, Ph.D., HEC-C

Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies
Professor in the Department of Pediatrics

Jason Wasserman

Dr. Jason Adam Wasserman is Professor of Foundational Medical Studies at Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, where he also holds an appointment in Pediatrics, is the course director for the Medical Humanities and Clinical Bioethics curriculum, serves as the Founding Director of the Center for Moral Values in Health and Medicine, the Director of the Holocaust and Medicine program, and as a clinical ethics consultant at Corewell Health William Beaumont University Hospital. 

 He recently served as a Provost Fellow for Faculty Diversity at Oakland University, and as an Inaugural Fellow in Bioethics and the Holocaust at the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation and the Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics, and the Holocaust.  His first book, At Home on the Street (Lynne Rienner Publishers 2010) addressed the issue of homelessness, while his current scholarly work focuses on clinical bioethics and medicine and the Holocaust.  The second edition of his book Social and Behavioral Science for Health Professionals (with Brian Hinote) was published in 2020 by Rowman and Littlefield.  He has authored numerous articles in journals such as Social Science and MedicineQualitative Health Research, Journal of Contemporary Ethnography, American Journal of Bioethics, Hastings Center Report, Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Pediatrics, JAMA-Pediatrics, and The New England Journal of Medicine.

Contact Information:

Office: 412 O’Dowd Hall
Phone: 248-370-4627
[email protected]

Specialty Areas:

bioethics, medical sociology, community health


B.A. Philosophy

M.A., Ph.D. Medical Sociology
University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Ala.

Research Interests:

Medical Humanities and Bioethics


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