The Berman Institute

Leading the field of Bioethics in scholarship, education, training, and service
Eyeglasses for School Kids Boosts Academic Performance
Berman Institute's Megan Collins leads three-year clinical study linking access to eyeglasses with higher test scores
Exploring the Global Systems that Shape Diets and Nutrition for Nations Around the Globe
“Global Food Systems, Diets, and Nutrition: Linking Science, Economics, and Policy” text published by Berman Institute faculty
Map from the COMIT website
Global Policies on COVID-19 Vaccination in Pregnancy Vary Widely by Country
Berman Institute faculty create worldwide snapshot of policies influencing access to COVID-19 vaccines for pregnant and lactating people
Overview: Ethical Concerns in Responding to Coronavirus
Berman Institute experts discuss critical principles

The Berman Institute

From the ethics of food production to stem cell research, we are guiding the conversation about some of the most complex moral and policy issues affecting the health and well-being of people worldwide.

Facts About Berman

78 Fellows educated

We launch the careers of the next generation of leaders in bioethics scholarship.

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42 Faculty

Spanning Johns Hopkins University, our faculty includes internationally recognized bioethics experts and emerging new scholars.

Meet a professor

More than ever, the Berman Institute's work is critical for clarifying the difficult ethics questions faced in biomedicine, from the bedside to the most pressing population and global health issues of the day.
Jeffrey P. Kahn, PhD, MPH
Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics

People

The Berman Institute attracts specialists in fields ranging from medicine, nursing and public health to the law who are passionate about improving human health and well-being worldwide.
Classroom and teacher

Research & Outreach

Our faculty are helping shape policy and practice in healthcare, biomedical science and public health by exploring ethical issues at the intersection of innovation and human lives.

Education & Training

We offer unique interdisciplinary programs for students at all levels—from undergraduates seeking an ethical framework for a range of careers to bioethics specialists seeking to connect with current issues.
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
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Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
This Lab Charges $380 for a Covid Test. Is That What Congress Had in Mind? Insurers say it’s price-gouging, but a l… https://t.co/bx2gjvlLt7
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
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Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
High-profile autism genetics project paused amid backlash - Study aimed at collecting DNA from 10,000 people with a… https://t.co/wnQAycqHep
The U.S. accounts for five percent of the world's population but consumes almost 70 percent of the total global opioid supply, creating an epidemic. How did we get here? In this personal talk, Berman Institute Research Scholar Travis Rieder recounts the often-hidden struggle of opioid withdrawal and reveals how doctors who prescribe (and overprescribe) opioids aren't equipped to eventually get people off the meds.
James Corbett, M.Div., J.D., Principal of Initial Health delivered the 26th annual Shallenberger Lecture, ``Beyond Charity: Re-Imagined Communities`` on April 16, 2019. Corbett said that modern health care requires balancing competing priorities, and his talk highlighted the ethical challenges of care delivery while offering a vision of what is possible by moving beyond charity and re-imagining community.