Robert Klitzman, MD

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Academic Appointments

  • Professor of Psychiatry (in Sociomedical Sciences) at CUMC

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I am the Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program, and a member of the Division of Psychiatry, Law and Ethics, and co-founded and for five years co-directed the Center for Bioethics. I have written eight books, and numerous articles drawing on multi-disciplinary methods to examine ethical, psychological and social issues in a variety of contexts in medicine and psychiatry. Specifically, I have examined decision-making concerning HIV disclosure, genetic testing, reproductive choices among individuals at risk for genetic disorders, Institutional Review Boards, and other topics.

Research

Ethical, psychological and social aspects of decision-making among patients, providers and others concerning HIV, genetics, and other areas: I am currently conducting several studies, including: "Views and Approaches of IRB Members Toward Research Integrity", and "Views and Approaches Toward Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Among Patients and Providers"

Grants

CENTER FOR RESEARCH ON ETHICAL, LEGAL & SOCIAL IMPLICATIONS OF PSYCHIATRIC, NEUROLOGIC & BEHAVIORAL GENETICS (Federal Gov)

Sep 17 2018 - Jun 30 2022

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (Federal Gov)

Jul 1 2016 - May 31 2021

CENTRAL IRBS: ENHANCED PROTECTIONS FOR HUMAN RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS? (Federal Gov)

Sep 25 2014 - Aug 31 2018

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (UL1) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2016

IMPACT OF RETURN OF INCIDENTAL GENETIC TEST RESULTS TO RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS IN THE GENOMIC ERA (Federal Gov)

Sep 23 2011 - Aug 31 2015

IMPACT OF RETURN OF INCIDENTAL GENETIC TEST RESULTS TO RESEARCH PARTICIPANTS IN THE GENOMIC ERA (Federal Gov)

Sep 23 2011 - Aug 31 2014

CENTER FOR ELSI RESEARCH ON PSYCHIATRIC, NEUROLOGIC, AND BEHAVIORAL GENETICS (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2010 - Apr 30 2014

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL SCIENCE AWARD (UL1) (Federal Gov)

Sep 30 2006 - Jun 30 2011

Selected Publications

  • Klitzman R: Am I My Genes?: Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing, Oxford University Press, NY, 2012
  • Klitzman R, Bayer R: Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
  • Klitzman R: In A House of Dreams and Glass: Becoming a Psychiatrist, Simon and Shuster, NY, 1995
  • Klitzman R: The Trembling Mountain: A Personal Account of Kuru, Cannibals and Mad Cow Disease, Perseus, NY, 1998
  • Klitzman R: When Doctors Become Patients, Oxford University Press, New York, 2007