Jacob M. Appel is a bioethcist and medical historian. He has taught most recently at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, where he was honored with the Undergraduate Council of Students Award for Excellence in Teaching in 2003, and at New York University. His essays on matters at the nexus of law, medicine and philosophy have appeared in The New York Times, The Chicago Tribune, The Providence Journal, The Tuscon Citizen, and many regional newspapers. He also contributes to the Journal of Medical Ethics, the Journal of Clinical Ethics, the Hastings Center Report, the Bulletin of the History of Medicine, and numerous other academic publications. He is a graduate of Harvard Law School and a member of the bar in New York State and Rhode Island.