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

The Dracopoulos-Bloomberg Bioethics iDeas Lab
A creative studio and incubator for world class stories at the intersection of science, ethics, medicine and public health
Neuroscience & Society
Connecting neuroscientists with stakeholders and the general public
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.
Cynda Rushton Honored by American Association of Colleges of Nursing
Berman Institute faculty member to receive Bednash Lectureship Award in recognition of scholarly contributions to interprofessional education
Explore the Fascinating Field of Bioethics at Our Summer Institute
Prior bioethics experience not required for weeklong classes offered virtually and in-person. Register now!
Join Us Feb. 28 for a Master of Bioethics Program Online Info Session
Join faculty and staff to learn more about applying and scholarships for all admitted students
Joe Ali, Anne Barnhill, Anna Mastroianni, and Travis Rieder Elected Hastings Center Fellows
Faculty recognized for outstanding accomplishment regarding ethical issues in health, science, and technology