Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Director, Program in Bioethics and Film (1998 - Present)

Professional Education

  • MD, University of Washington (1991)
  • BA, Stanford University, Art History (1984)

Research & Scholarship

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

Maren Grainger-Monsen creates films and education programs that touch people emotionally and intellectually to cause them to think deeply about important issues in healthcare, change health policy and improve patient care. She has developed a signature style of interweaving documentary footage with beautiful stylistic imagery and sound to create visually, intellectually and emotionally stirring documentaries for medical students, healthcare providers and the general public.


2016-17 Courses

Stanford Advisees


All Publications

  • The Mind in the Movies: A Neuroethical Analysis of the Portrayal of the Mind in Popular Media Neuroethics: Defining the Issues in Research, Practice and Policy Grainger-Monsen, M., Karetsky, K., Illes, J. (Ed.) 2006
  • Hold Your Breath Producer and Director Maren Grainger-Monsen 2005: 58 min
  • Dilemmas of a Divisive Concept. Science Cho, M., Grainger-Monsen, M 2003; 300 (5618): 434
  • Worlds Apart Producer and Director Maren Grainger-Monsen 2003: 4 x 15 mins
  • The Vanishing Line Producer and Director Maren R Monsen 1998: 52 min
  • Grave Words Producer and Director Maren R Monsen 1996: 25 min
  • Wilderness medicine. Academic emergency medicine ZLOTNICK, B. A., MONSEN, M. R., Auerbach, P. S. 1994; 1 (2): 183-186

    View details for PubMedID 7621183

  • Where the Highway Ends Producer and Director Maren R Monsen 1989: 30 min

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