Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD

Associate Professor

phone: (303) 724-4098
office:  Fulginiti 202


  • Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN (BS 2000, Biochemistry Honors) 
  • Duke University, Durham, NC (MD 2008, Medical Scientist Training Program)
  • Duke University, Durham, NC (PhD 2007, philosophy)
  • Internship/Residency:  University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (2010)
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship: Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD (2013, Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics & Health Policy and General Internal Medicine)

Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Center for Bioethics and Humanities and Division of General Internal Medicine.  A practicing internist, health services researcher and philosopher, Dr. DeCamp employs both empirical and conceptual methods to identify and solve cutting edge problems at the interface of health care, policy and bioethics. Special emphases of his research include engaging patients in health care organizational decision-making, ethical issues in the use of social media, “Big Data,” and global health (with a focus on short-term global health ethics​). 

With funding from an NIH bioethics supplement, he has served as Ethics & Engagement Advisor for the Palliative Care Research Cooperative Group and conducted research on engaging patients and families in end-of-life and palliative care research. With funding from the Greenwall Foundation, he has been Co-Principal Investigator on a project examining ethical challenges in the mass drug administration of antibiotics globally. Dr. DeCamp is an award-winning teacher and mentor, and has more than a decade of service on Institutional Review Boards.