The Berman Institute

Leading the field of Bioethics in scholarship, education, training, and service
Mary Catherine Beach Elected Hastings Center Fellow
Selection recognizes outstanding accomplishment regarding ethical issues in health, science, and technology
eSchool+ Initiative Finds Widespread Discrepancies in School Covid Policies Between and Even Within Individual States
New national tracker of statewide school COVID policies includes district-level analysis in 20 states to monitor inequity in delivery of resources
Agri-food Systems Transformation: New, Ambitious Framework Proposed to Monitor Progress
Prof. Fanzo seeks rigorous metrics system in piece published by the Food Policy Journal
Perilous Medicine: The Quest to Restore Protections for Health Workers
Len Rubenstein’s new book highlights dangers health workers face during armed conflict as well as the struggle to protect them

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.
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How to Store Your Covid Vaccine Card or Test Results on Your Phone - The New York Times https://t.co/Gxm68fMW45
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Primary Care Practice Transformation in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond: Key Principles for General Internal Medicin… https://t.co/5w3ELoeIOR
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Gene editing produces all-male or all-female litters of mice: CRISPR approach shows promise for curbing culling of… https://t.co/tnWGQnAIPN
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WHO says measures used against delta should work for omicron | AP News https://t.co/QnAiCcoAvl
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.