Jane Hartsock, J.D., M.A. is the Director of Clinical Ethics for the Academic Health Center at IU Health, a faculty investigator with the IUSM Center for Bioethics and an adjunct Assistant Professor of Medical Humanities and Health Studies at Indiana University – Purdue University, Indianapolis.
Jane completed her law degree at Indiana University’s Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2002 where she focused her course work on medical-legal issues and completed a year-long clerkship with a malpractice defense firm here in Indianapolis. After completion of her law degree and admission to the Illinois State Bar, Jane embarked on a career in healthcare litigation, primarily defending hospitals, clinicians, and long-term care facilities in Chicago, Illinois. Jane’s legal career provided her with substantial experience in multiple jurisdictions throughout the country exposing her to a variety of cultural and ideological differences in attitudes towards health, illness, and medicine, which inform her approach to clinical ethics. These interests ultimately led Jane to pursue a masters in philosophy and bioethics and a Graduate Certificate in Medical Humanities and Health Studies, which she completed in the Spring of 2017. In 2016, Jane completed the Fairbanks Fellowship in Clinical Ethics at FCME. Jane’s primary areas of interest are transplant ethics, law and medicine, and narrative ethics.