Amelia Hood, MA

Research Associate


1809 Ashland Avenue
Room 109
Baltimore, MD

Amelia received a BA and MA in Anthropology, with a focus on ecology and human-environment interactions. Her masters thesis examined the effects of alternative food networks and food-based environmental and social movements on the lives and well-being of Chesapeake Bay watermen.

After graduating, she came to the Berman Institute to work on the nascent Global Food Ethics and Policy Program. After helping to launch several projects, she moved to working on Outreach and Research Support for the Institute. This includes rapid-response research and the curation of the institute’s social media-based, public-engagement efforts, such as our email newsletters, FacebookTwitter, and YouTube.

She’s also worked on a wide range of research projects at the Berman Institute, including several Learning Health Systemsprojects, PREVENT, and Digital Contact Tracing for Pandemic Response. She continues to work on issues of learning health systems, the ethics of data use, and structural justice.

Research Interests

  • Ethics of data use
  • Digital health
  • Structural justice


    • BA, University of Florida
    • MA, University of Maryland, College Park


Recent Publications

Marielle S Gross, Amelia Hood, Joshua C Rubin, Robert C Miller, Jr. 2022. Ethical Challenges of Deidentified Data Use in Learning Health Systems. Learning Health Systems e10303.

Marielle S Gross, Amelia Hood, Bethany Corbin. 2021. Pay No Attention to the Man Behind the Curtain: An Ethical Analysis of the Monetization of Menstruation App Data. International Journal of Feminist Approaches to Bioethics.

Jeffrey Kahn, ed., and the Johns Hopkins Project on Ethics and Governance of Digital Contact Tracing Technologies (lead author). 2020. Digital Contact Tracing for Pandemic Response: Ethics and Governance Guidance. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, MD. doi:10.1353/book.75831.