Jacob M. Appel MD JD MPH is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Medical Education at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai where he serves as Director of Ethics Education in Psychiatry and Assistant Director of Academy for Medicine & the Humanities.  He is currently co-chair of the Group for the Advancement of Pscyhiatry’s Committee on Psychiatry and the Law and a judge for the 2021 National Book Critics Circle Awards.   He is the author of twenty volumes of fiction and nonfiction, most recently Who Says You’re Dead? (Algonquin, 2019), a compendium of ethical dilemmas.