Bruce Jennings is Adjunct Associate Professor in the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society and the Department of Health Policy at the Vanderbilt Medical Center, and holds a faculty appointment as Lecturer at the Yale University School of Public Health. In addition, he is Senior Fellow at the Center for Humans and Nature in Chicago; and Senior Advisor and Fellow at The Hastings Center in Garrison, NY, where he was on the research staff from 1980-2006, and served as Executive Director and Executive Vice President from 1991 through 1999.

Since coming to Vanderbilt in 2015, he has taught in Foundations of Clinical Care, Learning Communities program in the School of Medicine and has delivered guest lectures in in the Masters of Public Health program and in undergraduate courses on bioethics. His research interests are interdisciplinary, spanning work in ethics and political theory in relation to policy, health, and environmental issues. He is a participant in the TIPs Ethics and Practices of Care Faculty Working Group and the Social and Political Thought seminar sponsored by the Political Science and Philosophy departments.