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
Understanding and taking into account 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
The JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics Program aims to stimulate 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.

Projects Finder

Find projects related to your area of interest—or explore the work of our faculty and students.

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.
Guidance: Extend Vaccines to Pregnant Women
Health and bioethics experts join Berman faculty's call for new approach to treatment of pregnant women in vaccine research and deployment
Prof. Unguru Decries Drug Shortages
Berman faculty member urges FDA to uphold basic human right of access to essential medicines
Berman Institute Announces 2018-19 Seminar Series
Free and open to the public, lunchtime lecture series hosts top national experts in bioethics
Register for the Choose Food Symposium
From Nov. 5-8, global leaders will gather to examine ethical issues associated with food and agriculture