Stephanie Morain, PhD, MPH

PhD Program Director; Associate Professor


1809 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205
  • PhD Program Director and Associate Professor

Stephanie Morain, PhD, is a core faculty member at the Berman Institute of Bioethics, and an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Bloomberg School of Public Health. She conducts both empirical and normative research into issues at the intersection of ethics, law, and health policy. Dr. Morain’s work examines political and ethical issues concerning the scope of government authority in public health and the role of stakeholder opinion in shaping decision-making in public health policy. Specific research interests include the ethics and politics of disease control and injury prevention; public health law; and ethical and policy challenges presented by the transition to learning health care systems. She was most recently an assistant professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine.

A former Hecht-Levi Postdoctoral Fellow at the Berman Institute, Dr. Morain received her BA from Lafayette College with a dual major in Biology and History, Government, & Law, her MPH from Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, and her PhD from Harvard University’s Interfaculty Initiative in Health Policy.

Research Interests

  • Ethics and politics of public health policy
  • Ethical and policy challenges presented by the transition to learning health care systems
  • Public and stakeholder attitudes towards health policies
  • Research ethics


  • Ph.D., Harvard University
  • MPH, Columbia University
  • A.B., Lafayette College

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