Leadership

Janet S. Carpenter, PhD, RN, FAAN

Distinguished Professor, Associate Dean for Research, and Co-director of the Training in Behavioral Nursing Research program at the Indiana University School of Nursing in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA.

Over the past two decades, her research has focused on menopausal symptoms in cancer survivors and midlife women without cancer. Dr. Carpenter has expertise in developing and testing phenotypic assessment tools (self-reported and physiological), building theories, and designing and conducting multi-site randomized controlled trials testing behavioral, pharmaceutical, and nutraceutical interventions. She has received numerous honors and awards, including induction into the International Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame.

Peter Schwartz, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine at IU School of Medicine and Director of the Bioethics and Subject Advocacy Program of the Indiana Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI). He is also Associate Professor of Philosophy at IUPUI, and Interim Director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics

Dr. Schwartz’s research focuses on patient decision-making and risk communication in prevention and precision medicine. His team conducts empirical research on colorectal cancer screening, especially the impact of including quantitative information about risk and benefit in patient decision aids. He has written extensively on related ethical issues, including how much information should be provided by decision aids, and whether and how to allow patients to have control of access to and use of their electronic health information, including genetic information.