Dr. Jeffrey Spike

Jeffrey P. Spike, PhD

Dr. Jeffrey Spike is a Professor at the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics, and Director of the Campus-Wide Ethics Program at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). A long-time medical educator, he currently coordinates the integration of ethics into the curricula at all six UTHealth schools. Dr. Spike has been interviewed by prominent media across the country and has published over 50 articles, book chapters, book reviews, editorials, and commentaries in journals such as Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and the Journal of Clinical Ethics. He is on the Editorial Board of and a regular contributor to the American Journal of Bioethics and a new journal, Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics.

Dr. Spike earned his B.A. in Philosophy from Beloit College, his M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Chicago, and his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Johns Hopkins University. Prior to joinng the McGovern Center, he taught at Florida State University College of Medicine and the University of Rochester Medical Center, where he served as Director of the Ethics Consultation Service and developed the concentration in medical humanities.