Jean is a Professor Emerita in Emergency Medicine and has been at the University of Colorado School of Medicine and Anschutz Medical Center as an EM Attending for 34 years. She retired several years ago from clinical work in the Emergency Department. For 15 years, she was the lead for the ethics consultation service at University of Colorado Hospital, is nationally certified in hospital ethics consultation and a remains a member of the UCH Ethics Committee. Now she is working primarily at the Center for Bioethics and with Palliative Care colleagues as part of a 2-year on-line Master in Palliative Care degree program at CU!
Jean graduated from Bryn Mawr College, University of Pennsylvania SOM. She has a Masters in Humanities from the CU Denver campus, and now is on the faculty at the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on the Anschutz campus.
Currently Jean speaks extensively on Advance Care Planning, The Conversation Project, and topics around end of life in her community and to physician groups.