Peter H. Schwartz

Peter H. Schwartz, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine


Peter H. Schwartz, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the IU Center for Bioethics and Associate Professor of Medicine at IU School of Medicine.  He directs the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) and co-leads the Behavioral Science and Ethics cluster of the IU Precision Health Initiative.  He practices adult outpatient medicine in the Eskenazi Health System.

Dr. Schwartz received his B.A. from Harvard College and his M.D. and Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania. He completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, MA.

Dr. Schwartz conducts research on patient decision-making and risk communication in preventive and personalized medicine.  He has written widely on ethical issues in these and other areas.  He is currently principal investigator of a project examining risk communication and patient decision-making in colorectal cancer screening funded by the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI).  He previously held a Cancer Control Career Development Award for Primary Care Physicians from the American Cancer Society.




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Titles & Appointments

  • Scholar in Bioethics
  • Associate Professor of Philosophy, School of Liberal Arts
  • Director, Indiana University Center for Bioethics