Martha Montello, PhD, who teaches narrative methods in clinical ethics and mentors Harvard trainees and students on narrative methods, medical humanities, and literature and medicine, is the latest faculty member to join the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School. Professor Montello participates in the Brigham and Women's Hospital Residency Program in Primary Care and Population Health and will be teaching the inaugural class of the Master of Bioethics degree program in January 2016.
Professor Montello is also Editor-in-Chief of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, an interdisciplinary scholarly journal whose readers include biologists, physicians, students, and scholars, publishes essays that place important biological or medical subjects in broader scientific, social, or humanistic contexts. These essays span a wide range of subjects, from biomedical topics such as neurobiology, genetics, and evolution, to topics in ethics, history, philosophy, and medical education and practice. The essays are distinctive for their informal style that emphasizes not only literary merit but also the warmth, excitement, and color of the biological and medical sciences.