Berman Institute Monthly Newsletter – February 2022

February 2022


Our Anne Barnhill co-authored Healthy Eating Policy and Political Philosophy: A Public Reason Approach. This work was published by Oxford University Press.


Conflict in End of Life Decision-Making and Driving Factors of Limited Resuscitation
Thursday, February 10, 2022, 4:30 – 5:30 pm EST
Liz Stokes, JD, MA, RN will give the 40th David Barap Brin Lecture in Medical Ethics

Ethics and International Food Assistance
Berman Institute Seminar Series
Monday, February 14, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST

In this talk, Michelle Jurkovich, PhD, MA, will explore some of the most pressing ethical challenges raised by contemporary international food assistance policies and operations as well as discuss some core findings from her new book Feeding the Hungry: Advocacy and Blame in the Global Fight against Hunger (Cornell University Press, 2020).

Participation of Women in Research in Low- and Middle-Income Countries
Hot Topics in Research Ethics
Thursday, February 24, 2022, 9:30 – 10:30 am EST

In this webinar, Dr. Vina Vaswani will bring a rich mix of experiences in bioethics research and education on participation of women in clinical trials within a low and middle income country.

Older People and Demands of (Global) Social Justice
Berman Institute Seminar Series
Monday, February 28, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 pm EST

This presentation puts forward the possible justice related claims of older people. Sridhar Venkatapuram, MSc, Mphil, PhD, will describe how wellbeing of older people should be assessed, what is unjust about ageism, and some local and global implications of the inequalities in health and wellbeing among older people.


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An expanded institutional- and national-level blueprint to address nurse burnout and moral suffering amid the evolving pandemic
Nursing Management
Authors: Amelia Schlak, William E. Rosa, Cynda H. Rushton, et al


How Should Governments Make COVID-19 Policy?
The Philosopher’s Magazine
Authors: Justin Bernstein, Anne Barnhill, Travis Rieder


Moving beyond mistrust: Centering institutional change by decentering the white analytical lens
Author: Alyssa Newman


State Mask Mandate Bans for Schools: Law, Science, and Public Health
Authors: Y. Tony Yang, Sarah Scheffer DeRoo, Stephanie Morain


Vision Screening Requirements for School-age Children during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Ophthalmic Epidemiology
Authors: Bani Antonio Aguirre, Mary Louise Z. Collins, Megan E. Collins

Advancing child health and educational equity during the COVID-19 pandemic through science and advocacy
Israel Journal of Health Policy Research
Authors: Rachel Gur-Arie, Sara Johnson, Megan Collins


Responding to signals of mental and behavioral health risk in pragmatic clinical trials: Ethical obligations in a healthcare ecosystem
Contemporary Clinical Trials
Authors: Joseph Ali, Stephanie R. Morain, P. Pearl O’Rourke, et al, including Jeremy Sugarman


The new frontline: exploring the links between moral distress, moral resilience and mental health in healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic
BMC Psychiatry
Authors: Edward G. Spilg, Cynda Hylton Rushton, Jennifer L. Phillips, et al

COVID-19 vaccine acceptance among Bangladeshi adults: Understanding predictors of vaccine intention to inform vaccine policy
Plos One
Authors: Clarice Howard, Taylor A. Holroyd, Rachel Gur-Arie, et al

Methadone on Wheels—A New Option to Expand Access to Care Through Mobile Units
JAMA Psychiatry
Authors: Jason B. Gibbons, Elizabeth A. Stuart, Brendan Saloner

“What can I possibly do?”: White individual responsibility for addressing racism as a public health crisis
Authors: Nabina Liebow, Travis Rieder

Causation and Injustice: Locating the injustice of racial and ethnic health disparities
Author: Brian Hutler

Ethical, legal, and social issues in the Earth BioGenome Project,
Authors: Jacob Sherkow, Katharine Barker, Irus Braverman, et al., including Debra Mathews,

Voluntary workplace genomic testing: wellness benefit or Pandora’s box?
npj Genomic Medicine
Authors: Kunal Sanghavi, Betty Cohn, Anya E. R. Prince, et al, including Debra Mathews

Lessons Learned From School-Based Delivery of Vision Care in Baltimore, Maryland
Asia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
Authors: Megan Collins, Xinxing Guo, Michael Repka, et al.


Philosophy of Recipes: The Ethical Dimensions of Recipe Modification
Bloomsbury Press
Authors: Anne Barnhill and Matteo Bonotti

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January 25, 2022

Opioid overdose: A bioethicist explains why restricting supply may not be the right solution

The Conversation

Travis Rieder writes.

January 21, 2022

It’s staff, not stuff: Applying crisis standards of care to allocating health care workers

Stat News

Co-authored by Cynda Rushton.


Midday on Ethics: Dr. Jeffrey Kahn on using animals as organ donors


With Jeffrey Kahn.

January 17, 2022

Ethical Considerations of Vaccinating Children Against COVID-19 with Rachel Gur-Arie, Ph.D., MS

cliffs and fences podcast

With Dr. Rachel Gur-Arie

January 15, 2022

D.C. schools partnership looks to provide glasses for students in need

The Washington Post

With comments from Megan Collins.

January 14, 2022

When kids under 5 get COVID-19, parents are screwed

The 19th News

With Ruth Faden


Mary Catherine Beach, MD, Honors her Friend, Carlton Haywood Jr, PhD

HPC Live

Our Mary Catherine Beach shares about Haywood’s life, research, and impact on the sickle cell disease community after working alongside him at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.


Omicron and the continuing inequity of coronavirus care


Dr. Zackary Berger shares his thoughts.

January 7, 2022

Official newsletter of the NORCH research base

Nutrition Obesity Research Center at Harvard

This newsletter features an investigator spotlight on Jessica Fanzo.

January 4, 2022

Baltimore Housing Advocates Call for Halt on Evictions


With Dr. Zackary Berger


On January 28, 2022, Jeremy Sugarman gave virtual a talk titled “Organoids: Modeling Development, Disease and Therapies” at the University of California’s 18th Annual Stem Cell Symposium.

On February 8, 2022, Dr. Yoram Unguru will host a talk titled “Balancing Hope and Hype for Novel therapies for Childhood Cancer — Ethical considerations” for the DA Oncology Center of Excellence Symposium – Pediatric Enrollment in Cancer Clinical Trials of Cell and Gene Therapy.