The Berman Institute

Leading the field of Bioethics in scholarship, education, training, and service
Professor Cynda Rushton to Receive AACN Award for Distinguished Career
Honor celebrates Rushton’s efforts to address moral injury and moral resilience and improve end-of-life care for patients and those who care for them
Explore the Fascinating Field of Bioethics at our Summer Institute
Prior coursework or experience not required to participate in weeklong classes on cutting edge bioethics subjects
Portrait Photo of Henrietta Lacks
Local and Minority-owned Businesses Lead Design, Construction Contracts for Building Named in Honor of Henrietta Lacks
Community advisory committee formed to guide project; facility slated to open in 2025
Portrait of Carlton Haywood
In Memoriam, Carlton Haywood, Jr. (1976-2021)
Remembering our friend and colleague

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
U.S. agencies remove more than 100 dogs from controversial breeding and research facility: Department of Justice fi… https://t.co/whej3SBRD8
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
First pig kidneys transplanted into people: what scientists think https://t.co/MuThjoEp0B
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
In honor of National Nurses Week, The Nurse Antigone: NYC Health + Hospitals. May 25, 2022, 5–7p EDT Third installm… https://t.co/sSIimoHLgg
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.