Rebecca Garden, PhD, is Associate Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She received her doctorate from Columbia University’s Department of English and Comparative Literature. She has published on empathy, the humanities, and medicine in New Literary History and the Journal for General Internal Medicine and on narrative, Deafness, and disability in Perspectives in Biology and Medicine, the Journal of Medical Humanities, Medical Humanities, and the Journal of Clinical Ethics. Garden teaches the health humanities, disability studies, and bioethics to nurses, public health students, medical students, residents, and hospital social workers, as well as liberal arts undergraduates. She also co-leads a graduate course in social research that investigates Deaf communication in the health care setting, which is part of the Campaign for Deaf Access: Expanding Communication in Health Care research project. She is Executive Director of the Consortium for Culture and Medicine, an inter-institutional and inter-disciplinary research and education collaborative, and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Medical Humanities and Ars Medica: A Journal of Medicine, the Arts, and Humanities.