Peter H. Schwartz

Peter H. Schwartz Dr. Peter H. Schwartz is a Faculty Investigator at the Indiana University Center for Bioethics and Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is also Associate Professor of Philosophy at the IU School of Liberal Arts, at Indianapolis and practices adult outpatient medicine at the Primary Care Center (PCC) at Wishard Hospital. He is a Research Subject Advocate in the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program (BSAP) of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (I-CTSI), and is the Director of the Translational Research Ethics Consultation Service (TREX). Dr. Schwartz received his B.A. in Biology from Harvard College in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy and his M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. During residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women's Hospital, in Boston, Massachusetts, he also served as an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Philosophy Department at Boston University. Dr. Schwartz’s current research focuses on ethical issues related to preventive medicine, personalized medicine, and biobank research, as well as other areas. He conducts empirical research on patient understanding and decision-making about colorectal cancer screening, especially regarding the impact of quantitative information and decision aids. For work in this area he holds a Cancer Control Career Development Award for Primary Care Physicians from the American Cancer Society and a Values Fund award from IU Health.