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 Program
Deepening collaborations and partnerships, convening experts and leaders to shape policy, connecting scholars and scientists to societal players that shape the global food system
BRIDGES Phase I
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 interdisciplinary work 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.
Apply Now: Multiple Bioethics Postdoctoral Fellowships Available
Apply for Hecht-Levi Program or for position focusing on Pragmatic Clinical Trials
Join the Berman Institute at ASBH 2021
A guide to everything Berman Institute-related at the 23rd annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics + Humanities, Oct. 11-16
Agri-food Systems Transformation: New, Ambitious Framework Proposed to Monitor Progress
Prof. Fanzo seeks rigorous metrics system in piece published by the Food Policy Journal
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Gail Geller Joins New Project as part of GLIDE Collaborative
Assessing ethical implications of uncertainty for clinical practice during a pandemic: the case of Covid-19 and physicians’ knowledge of evidence-based medicine
Oct 25
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Seminar Series: Rage Renegades with Myisha Cherry, MDiv, PhD

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“Rage Renegades” refer to allies with rage at racial injustice. They are rage renegades because although their privilege and place in a white-supremacist society is meant to guarantee that they will be complicit or engage in racism as a way to maintain racial domination, they instead show outrage at such a society. In doing so, they rebel against a racist system that was designed to benefit them exclusively. But rage renegading can also go wrong when it reinforces the same white supremacy that the rage aims to challenge. In this seminar, Professor Cherry will describe four ways in which this misdirection can happen as well as provide some suggestions for how to steer clear of it.  

Myisha Cherry is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at the University of California, Riverside. Her research is primarily concerned with the role of emotions and attitudes in public life. Cherry’s books include “UnMuted: Conversations on Prejudice, Oppression, and Social Justice” (Oxford University Press) and, co-edited with Owen Flanagan, “The Moral Psychology of Anger” (Rowman & Littlefield). Her latest book is “The Case for Rage: Why Anger is Essential to Anti-racist Struggle” (Oxford University Press). Her work on emotions and race has appeared in The Atlantic, Boston Review, Los Angeles Times, Salon, Huffington Post, WomanKind, and New Philosopher Magazine. Cherry is also the host of the UnMute Podcast, where she interviews philosophers about the social and political issues of our day.