Tyler S Gibb, JD, PhD
Co-Chief, Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law
Assistant Professor, Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
Dr. Gibb is an assistant professor in the Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law. He is also the Vice-Chair of the Institutional Review Board (IRB). He completed a clinical ethics fellowship at University of California‐Los Angeles, Health System Ethics Center. Prior to that, he completed his PhD in Health Care Ethics from Saint Louis University. He also obtained a law degree from the Saint Louis University School of Law, where he was the editor in chief of the Journal of Health Law and Policy. His undergraduate studies were in Political Science and Medical Anthropology. He has authored a number of publications, including peer-reviewed and law review articles on clinical bioethics, health law, and research ethics.
Dr. Gibb’s research interests include the intersection of health law and clinical ethics, medical narratology, the politics of medicine, medical ethics pedagogy, cross‐cultural ethics, pediatric ethics, and neuroethics. His dissertation was a biopolitical deconstruction of the Terri Schiavo case.
His teaching experience includes coursework in clinical ethics at the undergraduate level, graduate level, in nursing and medical schools, and at the GME level (monthly IM Grand Rounds). He has spoken at numerous international and national academic presentations, and has extensive hands‐on experience in clinical ethics, having conducted nearly 400 ethics consultations in clinical settings.
Education and Training
- Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015, Clinical Ethics, University of California-Los Angeles
- PhD 2015, Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University
- JD 2010, Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University
- BA 2006, Political Science, Brigham Young University
Costello J.A., Melgar T.A., Reaume M., Farishta M., Gibb T. Analysis of lawsuits related to diagnostic errors from point-of-care ultrasound in internal medicine, paediatrics, family medicine and critical care in the USA Postgraduate Medical Journal. 2021;97:55-58. doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2020-137832.
Gibb T., Wasserman J.A., Redinger M. Responding to Unprofessional Behavior by Trainees-A "just Culture" Framework New England Journal of Medicine. 2020;382:773-777. doi: 10.1056/NEJMms1912591.
Gibb T.S., Hybels M.I., Hussain K. Applying the Narrative Coherence Standard in Non-Medical Capacity Assessments AJOB Neuroscience. 2020;11:31-33. doi: 10.1080/21507740.2019.1704934.
Gibb T.S., Redinger M.J., Crutchfield P., Fales W. Ethical Allocation of Remdesivir American Journal of Bioethics. 2020;20:84-86. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2020.1779395.
Matheny Antommaria A.H., Schiff T., McLeod-Sordjan R., Wieten S.E., Gibb T.S., Applewhite M.K., Caplan A., Diekema D.S., Hester D.M., Lehmann L.S., McGuire A.L., Wolpe P.R., Wynia M.K., Tabor H.K., Eberl J.T. Ventilator Triage Policies During the COVID-19 Pandemic at U.S. Hospitals Associated With Members of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors Annals of internal medicine. 2020;173:188-194. doi: 10.7326/M20-1738.
Minser J., Gibb T. “I Know a Guy Who Once Heard…”: Contemporary Legends and Narratives in Healthcare Journal of Medical Humanities. 2020;41:323-340. doi: 10.1007/s10912-019-09565-x.
Redinger M.J., Gibb T.S. Counter-Transference and the Clinical Ethics Encounter: What, Why, and How We Feel during Consultations Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2020;29:317-326. doi: 10.1017/S0963180119001105.
Wasserman J.A., Navin M.C., Drzyzga V., Gibb T.S. Practising what we preach: Clinical ethicists' professional perspectives and personal use of advance directives Journal of Medical Ethics. 2020 doi: 10.1136/medethics-2020-106760.
Agana M., Apple R., Gibb T., Soares N., Augustyn M., Alavi Z. Caring for the Transgender Adolescent: It Takes a Village Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2019;40:397-399. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0000000000000680.
Crutchfield P., Gibb T., Redinger M., Livingstone J., Ferman D. The Conditions for Ethical Application of Restraints Chest. 2019;155:617-625. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.12.005.
Lutwick L., Dickinson B.L., Bauler T.J., Cole S., Gibb T., Van Enk R. HIV/AIDS: A case-based learning module for first-year medical students Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 2019;19 doi: 10.1128/jmbe.v19i2.1587.
Crutchfield P., Redinger M., Gibb T. Placebos and a New Exception to Informed Consent AJOB Neuroscience. 2018;9:200-202. doi: 10.1080/21507740.2018.1499680.
Gibb T., Stahl D., Cabrera L. Should DBS for Psychiatric Disorders be Considered a Form of Psychosurgery? Ethical and Legal Considerations Science and Engineering Ethics. 2018;24:1119-1142. doi: 10.1007/s11948-017-9934-y.
Gibb T.S., Bursch B., Arora G. Maintaining quality of care for very influential patients Clinical Teacher. 2018;15(2):175-177. doi: 10.1111/tct.12676.
Redinger M., Crutchfield P., Gibb T., Longstreet P., Strung R. Conversion Disorder Diagnosis and Medically Unexplained Symptoms American Journal of Bioethics. 2018;18(5):31-33. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2018.1445317.
Redinger M., Gibb T., Westerman P. The Cautionary Tale of the Initial Widespread Foray Into Psychiatric Genetics American Journal of Bioethics. 2017;17(4):22-24. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2017.1284929.
Gibb T., Redinger M. Commentary: Clarifying medical decisionmaking - Who, how, and why? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2016;25(3):556-560. doi: 10.1017/S0963180116000219.
Redinger M., Gibb T. The Problem of Suffering in Psychiatric Nosology AJOB Neuroscience. 2016;7:175-176. doi: 10.1080/21507740.2016.1218388.
Redinger M.J., Longstreet P.L., Gibb T.S., Stryker H. In defense of prudence and the APA’s goldwater rule: A response to Kroll and Pouncey Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 2016;44:407-408.
DuBois J., Anderson E., Chibnall J., Carroll K., Gibb T., Ogbuka C., Rubbelke T. Understanding Research Misconduct: A Comparative Analysis of 120 Cases of Professional Wrongdoing Accountability in Research. 2013;20(5-6):320-338. doi: 10.1080/08989621.2013.822248.
DuBois J., Anderson E., Carroll K., Gibb T., Kraus E., Rubbelke T., Vasher M. Environmental Factors Contributing to Wrongdoing in Medicine: A Criterion-Based Review of Studies and Cases Ethics and Behavior. 2012;22(3):163-188. doi: 10.1080/10508422.2011.641832.