Rebecca Garden, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Public Health and Preventative Medicine at Upstate Medical University. She earned her doctorate in English and comparative literature from Columbia University. Before coming to Upstate in 2004, she was Associate Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons. Dr. Garden’s research draws on fiction, autobiography, film, and video, as well as critical approaches to disability, gender, sexuality, and ethnicity, to examine socio-cultural and ethical issues related to illness, disability, deafness, and health care. Her current research explores refugee literature and cultural approaches to dementia and decision-making in healthcare. She has published in journals such as New Literary History, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, Disability Studies Quarterly, Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, the AMA Journal of Medical Ethics, and the Journal of Clinical Ethics, and she is on the editorial boards of the Journal of Medical Humanities, Literature and Medicine, and the Journal of Clinical Ethics. She edited the March 2019 special issue of the Journal of Medical Humanities called Critical Healing: Queer and Crip Interventions in Biomedicine and Public Health. She has chapters in The Health Humanities Reader, Teaching Health Humanities, Research Methods in Health Humanities, and forthcoming in the Encyclopedia for Health Humanities. She teaches public health, medical, nursing, and health professions students, has published on disability/deafness, structural and cultural issues in healthcare, and narrative, and is Executive Director of the Consortium for Culture and Medicine, an inter-institutional collaborative in Syracuse, NY. In 2016, Dr. Garden was Chair of the Executive Committee for the Medical Humanities and Health Studies Forum of the Modern Language Association, in addition to being a founding member. She serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Medical Humanities, the Journal of Clinical Ethics, and Literature and Medicine. From 2005 to 2011, she led the Literature, Arts, and Medicine Affinity Group for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.