Jason Adam Wasserman, Ph.D., HEC-C

Professor in the Department of Foundational Medical Studies
Professor in the Department of Pediatrics
Director of Student Professionalism

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 Director of Student Professionalism, the Director of the Holocaust and Medicine program, and as a clinical ethics consultant at Beaumont Hospital – Royal Oak. 

 From 2020 to 2022 he served as a Provost Fellow for Faculty Diversity at Oakland University, and he is 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 in 2022-2023. 

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 as well as integrating social science into clinical medicine.  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 Medicine, Qualitative 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

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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