Research Committee

The Research Committee is made up of a group of passionate individuals dedicated to promoting the humanistic values that lie at the heart of healthcare. Our mission is to advance research, outreach, and education that focuses on the importance of empathy, compassion, and ethical decision-making in medical education and practice. By doing so, we strive to equip the next generation of physicians with the skills and knowledge they need to provide high-quality, patient-centered care. We believe that by collaborating with patients, families, communities, and other medical organizations, we can make a meaningful difference in the lives of those we serve. We are excited to embark on this journey with you and invite you to join us in promoting humanism in medicine for medical students and trainees. Together, let us make a positive impact on the world of healthcare!

Committee Members:

Subhankar Chakraborty, MD, PHD, Research Committee Chair


Jeff Barbee, Director of the Office of Curriculum and Scholarship

Sheryl Pfeil, MD, Director of Humanism & the Arts in Medicine

Mike Horgan, Program Manager Humanism & the Arts in Medicine