International Advisory Board
Therese Jones is Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and is Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado, Denver. She received her Ph.D. in English from the University of Colorado, Boulder, with major emphases in American literature, modern and contemporary drama, and gender studies and completed a three-year postdoctoral program in medical humanities at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine. She has published and presented extensively on HIV/AIDS and the arts; literature, film and medicine; and medical education and is the editor of the Journal of Medical Humanities and lead editor for the first major text in the health humanities to be published by Rutgers University Press in 2012.
Recent publications include "Ending in Wonder: Replacing Technology with Revelation in Margaret Edson's W;t," Perpectives in Biology and Medicine (Summer 2008); "Bless Me Reader For I Have Sinned: Physicians and Confessional Writing," Perspectives in Biology and Medicine (Spring 2010); "The Dancer From the Dance: A Commentary on Gretchen Case's Apoptosis Is My Favorite Word," Literature and Medicine (Fall 2010); "A New Kind of DNR (Do Not Record): Documentary Films, Patient Rights and Social Responsibility," in Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies, eds Colt, Quadrelli, and Friedman (2011); and "Minding the Gap(s): Narrativity and Liminality in Medical Student Writing," Literature and Medicine (forthcoming 2012).
She has served as Chair of the "Visual Arts and Cultural Representations" Affinity Group for the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities since 1998.