About Us

The McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics has evolved and flourished in direct response to health care challenges and opportunities that face healthcare professionals.

We address dehumanizing forces by studying and teaching ways in which care and research can be delivered in an ethically-sound, spiritually-formed, and culturally-appropriate manner.

We are committed to anti-racism in our teaching and scholarship. We address issues of justice through interprofessional teaching in health policy and the functioning of the American health care system.

Our teaching and programs feed the hearts and minds of faculty and students in medicine, nursing, dentistry, and other health professional schools at UTHealth.