Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics;
Andreas C. Dracopoulos Directorship of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Established in 2013 by Andreas C. Dracopoulos
Andreas C. Dracopoulos is the Co-President and Director of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, an international philanthropic organization established in 1996 by his great-uncle, the late Stavros Niarchos.
Mr. Dracopoulos is a Trustee of The Rockefeller University and Johns Hopkins University, where he is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Berman Institute of Bioethics. He is a member of the Board of the Peterson Institute for International Economics and the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.
Mr. Dracopoulos is also a member of the Board of the Dalton School in NYC. In addition, he is an Honorary Trustee of the New York Public Library (NYPL), where he served as a Trustee from 2003 to 2010. In 2012, the NYPL honored him for his contributions to the Library’s educational programs. In 2015, the Child Mind Institute honored him for his commitment to supporting children’s mental health during their Child Mind Institute Child Advocacy Award Dinner.
In 2016, Andreas Dracopoulos was awarded the rank of the Officer of the Legion of Honor of the Republic of France. In 2012, the Greek State awarded him with the Grand Commander of the Order of the Phoenix.
In 2015, Mr. Dracopoulos was honored during the 100th Anniversary celebration of The National Herald for his contributions towards supporting Greek education, and he received the Person of the Year award from the Hellenic American Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Dracopoulos was born and raised in Athens, Greece. He graduated from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics. He resides in New York City.
Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professorship in Bioethics and Public Policy
Established in 2000 by the Levi family in memory of Robert H. Levi and in honor of Ryda H. Levi
Robert H. Level, A&S ‘36 (1915-1995), trustee of both the university and hospital, was a leader in fundraising at Hopkins beginning in the 1970s. He was described by former Hopkins President Milton S. Eisenhower as “one of the wisest men I have ever met.” Ryda H. Levi was internationally known for her ongoing support of art and education. Mr. and Mrs. Levi donated the funds and art for the establishment of the Baltimore Museum of Art sculpture garden. In 1985, the west wing of Mudd Hall on the Homewood campus was dedicated to the Levi’s for their extraordinary devotion and generosity to the university. In 1997, two years after his death, the Robert H. Levi Leadership Program in Bioethics and Public Policy at the Johns Hopkins Bioethics Institute was established in Mr. Levi’s memory by the Hecht-Levi Foundation. The program includes a biannual symposium on pressing ethical issues in medicine and health policy.
The Levi Professorship will be held by a faculty member in the Bloomberg School of Public Health who serves on the core faculty of the Bioethics Institute, a joint initiative of the schools of Arts and Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health. The institute is dedicated to the study of complex moral and policy issues in biomedical science, health care, and health policy. Its mission is to educate leaders in bioethics; to promote research at the intersection of ethics, law, medicine and science; and to provide policy advice to the government and the private sector.
Philip Franklin Wagley Chair in Biomedical Ethics
Established in 1995 by the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Harvey M. Meyerhoff, and family and friends in honor of Dr. Philip Franklin Wagley
Phoebe R. Berman Professorship of Bioethics and Public Health
Established in 1996 by Phoebe Rhea Berman
Anne and George L. Bunting Professorship in Clinical Ethics
Established in 2012 by the Bunting Family
Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professorship in Bioethics
Established in 2004 with a commitment made in 1999 by Harvey M. Meyerhoff
Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships
Bloomberg Distinguished Professorships were established as part of a $350 million investment by Michael Bloomberg, in 2013. Fifty faculty members, ten from Johns Hopkins University and forty recruited from institutions worldwide, were chosen for these endowed professorships to create interdisciplinary connections and collaborations across the university., train and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, and strengthen the university’s leadership in research fields of international interest.
In December 2021, it was announced that the program would be doubled in size, with an additional fifty professors bringing the total to one hundred scholars.