Co-Chair, Department of Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law
Dr. Gibb is an associate professor and co-Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law. He completed a clinical ethics fellowship at University of California‐Los Angeles, Health System Ethics Center, where he studied under Dr. James Hynds. Prior to that, he completed his PhD in Health Care Ethics from Saint Louis University. His dissertation was a biopolitical deconstruction of the Terri Schiavo case, mentored by Dr. Jeffrey Bishop. He also obtained a law degree (JD) with a certification in Health Law 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.
Dr. Gibb’s research is interdisciplinary and wide-ranging. He has authored dozens of peer-reviewed publications on the intersection of health law and medicine. Including publications in the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, CHEST, Journal of Medical Ethics, and Journal of Medical Humanities. He examines the intersection of health law and clinical ethics, medical narratology, the politics of medicine, medical education pedagogy, and professional misconduct and professionalism in healthcare.
His teaching experience includes coursework in clinical ethics at the undergraduate and graduate level, in nursing and medical schools, and at the GME level. He regularly speaks at international and national academic conferences, and has extensive hands‐on experience in clinical ethics consultation over the last decade.
Education and Training
- PhD 2015, Health Care Ethics, Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, Saint Louis University
- Postdoctoral Fellowship 2015, Clinical Ethics, Health System Ethics Center, University of California-Los Angeles
- JD 2010, Health Law Studies, Saint Louis University School of Law, Saint Louis University
- BA 2006, Political Science, Brigham Young University
- Professional Misconduct
- Medical humanities education
- Medical Ethics
- Medical Education
- Health law and policy
Gibb T.S., Redinger K.E., Barker H. Ethical Restraint Use With Incapable Absconding Patients: Goals, Proportionality, and Surrogates American Journal of Bioethics. 2022;22:95-97.
Redinger K., Gibb T., Caras K.S., Donmoyer I. Choose your own adventure: Innovations in ethics training Medical education. 2022;56:557-558.
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. 2022;48:144-149.
Bright D.R., Petry N., Roath E., Gibb T. Engaging pharmacogenomics in pain management and opioid selection Pharmacogenomics. 2021;22:927-937.
Gibb T.S., Crutchfield P., Redinger M.J., Minser J. Ethical and Professional Considerations in Integrated Behavioral Health Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2021;68:607-619.
Gibb T.S., Redinger K., Fealko C., Parikh S. Considerations for pediatric retirement from athletics following repetitive concussive traumatic brain injury: Incorporating the right to an open future International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021;18:1-11.
Reaume M., Farishta M., Costello J.A., Gibb T., Melgar T.A. 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.
Crutchfield P., Gibb T.S., Redinger M.J., Fales W. Ethical Allocation of Remdesivir American Journal of Bioethics. 2020;20:84-86.
Gibb T.S., Hybels M.I., Hussain K. Applying the Narrative Coherence Standard in Non-Medical Capacity Assessments AJOB Neuroscience. 2020;11:31-33.
Matheny Antommaria A.H., Gibb T.S., McGuire A.L., Wolpe P.R., Wynia M.K., Applewhite M.K., Caplan A., Diekema D.S., Hester D.M., Lehmann L.S., McLeod-Sordjan R., Schiff T., Tabor H.K., Wieten S.E., 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.
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.
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.
Wasserman J.A., Redinger M., Gibb T. Responding to Unprofessional Behavior by Trainees-A "just Culture" Framework New England Journal of Medicine. 2020;382:773-777.
Agana M., Apple R., Alavi Z., Gibb T., Soares N., Augustyn M. Caring for the Transgender Adolescent: It Takes a Village Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics. 2019;40:397-399.
Bauler T.J., Cole S., Gibb T., Van Enk R., Lutwick L., Dickinson B.L. HIV/AIDS: A case-based learning module for first-year medical students Journal of Microbiology and Biology Education. 2019;19
Crutchfield P., Gibb T.S., Redinger M.J., Ferman D., Livingstone J. The Conditions for Ethical Application of Restraints Chest. 2019;155:617-625.
Arora G., Gibb T.S., Bursch B. Maintaining quality of care for very influential patients Clinical Teacher. 2018;15(2):175-177.
Crutchfield P., Gibb T., Redinger M. Placebos and a New Exception to Informed Consent AJOB Neuroscience. 2018;9:200-202.
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.
Stahl D., Cabrera L., Gibb T. Should DBS for Psychiatric Disorders be Considered a Form of Psychosurgery? Ethical and Legal Considerations Science and Engineering Ethics. 2018;24:1119-1142.
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.
Gibb T., Redinger M. Commentary: Clarifying medical decisionmaking - Who, how, and why? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2016;25(3):556-560.
Redinger M., Gibb T. The Problem of Suffering in Psychiatric Nosology AJOB Neuroscience. 2016;7:175-176.
Redinger M.J., Gibb T.S., Longstreet P.L., 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.
DuBois J.M., Anderson E.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.
- Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic: Medicolegal Death Investigation of Opioid-Related Deaths of Michigan Veterans. Frederick J, Dewey J, Mehta A, Gibb T, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
- Impact of COVID-19 on Veterans and the Opioid Epidemic in Michigan Veterans: A Medicolegal Death Investigation. Mehta A, Dewey J, Frederick J, Gibb T, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021
- Underrepresentation of Women in Clinical Research and Its Outcome. Lin C, Gibb T, 38th Annual Kalamazoo Community Medical and Health Sciences Virtual Research Day, Kalamazoo, Michigan, 04/2021