Member Biography


Peter H. Schwartz

Peter Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D.

410 W. 10th St.
Ste. 3100
Indianapolis, IN 46202

Phone: (317) 278-4034
Fax: (317) 278-4050

Research Program Membership

Associate Professor of Medicine
Internal Medicine
Division of General Internal Medicine
IU School of Medicine

Faculty Investigator, IU Center for Bioethics

Associate Professor of Philosophy, IUPUI

I received my PhD in Philosophy and my MD from the University of Pennsylvania and completed my internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital. I am Associate Professor of Medicine at IU School of Medicine, Faculty Investigator at the IU Center for Bioethics, and Associate Professor of Philosophy at Indiana University - Purdue University, Indianapolis (IUPUI). I practice adult outpatient medicine at the Primary Care Center (PCC) at Wishard Hospital. My research in bioethics has recently focused on issues related to patient decision-making and consent in preventive medicine, personalized medicine, and biobank research. In addition, I do work on questions relating to concepts of disease, risk, and health and their relation to health policy and healthcare justice. I also serve as the Research Subject Advocate at the Indiana CTSI and as the Director of the Translational Research Ethics Consultation Service (TREX). I conduct empirical research on patient decision-making regarding colorectal cancer (CRC) screening, focusing on the impact of decision aids that present quantitative information about risks and benefits, and that provide "nudges" (or aid in default setting). I currently hold a career development award from the American Cancer Society and my work has been funded by the IU Health Values fund.

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Residency - Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, MA 2003

Ph.D. - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1999

M.D. - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 1999