About

From left to right: Whitney, Gideon (5), Noah (7), Isaac (9), and Adam. Photo by Adam Ramsey

Adam Hayden, MA is a writer, speaker, and organizer, engaging philosophy, illness, and healthcare. Adam’s articles and reviews appear in both academic and popular presses. Adam is an investigator with the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute grant-funded Brain Cancer Quality of Life Collaborative. Adam is an American Association for Cancer Research scientist-survivor program participant, a Stanford University Medicine X ePatient scholar and speaker, and he was a speaker at the 2019 End Well Symposium, an event focused on de-medicalizing the end of life.

Adam served three years as a reviewer for the Peer Reviewed Cancer Research Program, a grant-funding organization that resides within the Department of Defense, and he now serves this program on the Programmatic Review Committee. Adam also served as an advisor on two projects with the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Adam is a regular lecturer in hospital settings, and he has delivered invited talks at The Fairbanks Center for Medical Ethics, The Indiana University School of Medicine Center for Bioethics, The Saint Louis University Center for Bioethics, and the Indiana University School of Medicine Palliative Care Fellowship program. Adam was recently awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by his university.

Adam, his spouse, Whitney, and their three young children live in Indianapolis, Indiana, USA. You can follow Adam and Whitney’s social media content related to their cancer journey by following the hashtag #AandWTumorTakedown

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