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
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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.
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Alicia Eli Yamin, JD, MPH
Adjunct Lecturer on Global Health and Population, Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health
Faculty, Dept. of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School
Professor Yamin will articulate a vision of what applying a human rights framework to health can mean, and why it matters at this particular point in history in particular. In doing so, she will analyze shortcoming in the ways that human rights frameworks and human rights-based approaches are sometimes conceptualized and applied and why this should concern us. She will also provide examples from her own experience of how different aspects of human rights-based approaches to health have been promoted in concrete contexts by different actors, what it has meant in real people’s lives — and what can we learn from these experiences.
Experts in the fields of orthopaedics, pain management and bioethics will share their knowledge on best practices for treating pain before and after orthopaedic surgery.
Dr. Adebamowo will discuss his NHGRI/NIH funded study of Comprehension of Heritability in Genomics Studies among the Yoruba in Nigeria, methodologies for implementing similar studies in other communities, online repository of indigenous words and recommendations for future studies.