Our vision is to achieve more ethical practices and policies relevant to human health.
Our Mission is to identify and address key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health, locally and globally.
Through an ever-expanding array of programs and projects, the Berman Institute has a direct, positive impact on the health and well-being of millions of people in developed and developing countries around the world
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In addition to their original research, scholarship, teaching, mentoring, and public awareness outreach, our faculty perform significant service – at the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Hospital, and in the broader community.
We collaborate with institutions and networks in the U.S. and internationally to advance bioethics knowledge, capacity and infrastructure.
Areas of Impact
Alicia Ely Yamin, Visiting Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center and the Program Director of the Health and Human Rights Initiative, continues the Berman Institute’s 2018-19 Seminar Series with her talk, “Power, Suffering and the Struggle for Dignity: Human Rights Frameworks for Health and Why They Matter,” on Monday, Jan. 28 at noon in the School of Public Health’s Feinstone Hall.
The number of children with medical complexity (CMC) is steadily rising, as more and more children survive once-fatal conditions but have chronic dependence on medical technologies and therapies. The Levi Symposium will bring together diverse stakeholders from across Maryland and national CMC experts for the panel discussion, “Defining ‘Good Outcomes’ for Children, Families, and Systems of Care in the Context of Pediatric Medical Complexity.”
Alex John London, Clara L. West Professor of Ethics and Philosophy and Director of the Center for Ethics and Policy at Carnegie Mellon University, continues the Berman Institute’s 2018-19 Seminar Series with this talk, “Ethical and Regulatory Issues With Autonomous Vehicles,” on Monday, Feb. 11.
David Jones, the A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine at Harvard University, will continue the 2018-19 Berman Institute Seminar Series with his talk, “Must Innovators Study the Unintended Consequences of New Therapies? Lessons from Cardiac Therapeutics,” on March 11.