Research & Outreach

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

Global Food Ethics & Policy
Food is at the center of all human life and we are exploring the ethics of food around the world—from production to distribution and access
BRIDGES: Center for Bridging Infectious Disease, Genomics, and Society
Considering ethical implications of personalized approaches to treating infectious diseases made possible by genomic technological advances
PREVENT (Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics, and New Technologies)
Equitably including the interests of pregnant women and their offspring in vaccine research and development
JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics
Stimulating innovative work in practical ethics - an interdisciplinary field of study that takes on ethical issues arising in professions and scholarly disciplines, within institutions and society

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Service

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.

Partnerships

We collaborate with institutions and networks in the U.S. and internationally to advance bioethics knowledge, capacity and infrastructure.

Areas of Impact

The Berman Institute is Johns Hopkins University’s home for collaborative scholarship on the ethics of clinical practice, public health and biomedical sciences. While our work by definition crosses disciplines, much of its impact falls into a few broad areas.
Prof. Mathews Named Chair of Maryland Stem Cell Commission
Will focus on identifying and fostering cutting-edge research and innovation in regenerative medicine
Ph.D. Graduate McCague Named Eagleton Fellow by Rutgers University
Will work on newborn screening in NJ Dept. of Health
Can Physicians Working in Detention Facilities Uphold Their Hippocratic Oath?
Faculty Nancy Kass and Len Rubenstein address issue in JAMA
Newly Published Oxford Handbook of Public Health Ethics Provides Sweeping and Authoritative Review of Field 
Berman Institute Faculty Play Key Role, Authoring 23 Chapters and Editing 11 of 15 sections