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
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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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

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.
JHU Collaborates with Addis Ababa University to Launch Research Ethics Master’s Program
Berman Institute's Joseph Ali helps create the first bioethics-related Master’s training program in Ethiopia
New “Bot Love” Podcast Explores Personal Relationships Humans are Developing with AI Chatbots
7-part series created in collaboration with Berman Institute’s iDeas Lab
Explore the Fascinating Field of Bioethics at our Summer Institute
Prior bioethics experience not required to participate in weeklong classes offered virtually and in-person
Gas Stoves: More Than a Lifestyle Choice
By Leslie Engel, MPH, Science Writer Consultant for the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program
Apr 10
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Hot Topics in Research Ethics Post Trial Responsibilities and Access to Injectable Cabotegravir for PrEP


Jerome Singh, Ph.D
University of Toronto

Iskandar Azwa, MB ChB, MRCP
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Long-acting injectable cabotegravir (CAB-LA) was recently shown in large clinical trials to be a safe and effective way to prevent HIV. However, it has been difficult or impossible for those at risk to access it in many locations around the world. This session will include a brief review about the use of CAB-LA for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis as well as community concerns and ethical issues raised by the lack of access to it.

This programme is organised by the Master of Health Research Ethics (MOHRE) programme at Universiti Malaya ( It is supported by the Fogarty International Center of the United States, National Institutes of Health (Grant R25TW010891) in collaboration with the Berman Institute of Bioethics, Johns Hopkins University.