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
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 work in practical ethics - an interdisciplinary field of study 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.
Charting an Ethical Course in Conflict Zones
Prof. Len Rubenstein leads project responding to the ethical challenges in humanitarian health in situations of extreme violence
Berman Institute’s New Home Part of JHU’s 2020 vision
President Daniels shares third report on University’s decade-long plan
“Containment” Explores Infectious Disease Response
Levi Symposium considers history, politics and ethics of disease response in a post-genomic world
Cynda Rushton Named to Nurse Researcher Hall of Fame
Berman faculty member recognized for contributions in aging and nursing ethics