The Berman Institute

Leading the field of Bioethics in scholarship, education, training, and service
Joe Ali, Anne Barnhill, Anna Mastroianni, and Travis Rieder Elected Hastings Center Fellows
Faculty recognized for outstanding accomplishment regarding ethical issues in health, science, and technology
Cynda Rushton Honored by American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Berman Institute faculty member to receive Bednash Lectureship Award in recognition of scholarly contributions to interprofessional education
Explore the Fascinating Field of Bioethics at Our Summer Institute
Prior bioethics experience not required for weeklong classes offered virtually and in-person. Register now!
A Lecture and Panel Discussion to Honor the Life, Scholarship, and Impact of Carlton Haywood, Jr., PhD
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Join us as we remember the life and work of 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

98 Fellows educated

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

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47 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.
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.
The Dracopoulos-Bloomberg iDeas Lab asked members of the public ``If you were a neuroscientist, what experiment would you do?`` then invited neuroscientists to respond. This resulting 8-minute film seeks to help bridge the gap between researchers and the general public.