Global Health Ethics

Bioethics research spanning more than 25 countries

Our worldwide outreach includes work in clinical ethics, public health ethics, and science ethics.

We coordinate international research and training efforts, organize international work groups, and collaborate on dozens of globally focused scholarly projects.

Faculty

Berman Institute faculty members are active in both scholarly and academic roles but also in many other areas such as institutional review boards and operations, as well as many policy making initiatives. We invite you to learn more about our faculty and their contributions.

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Education

Berman faculty have led the Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program for 15 years providing bioethics training to professionals from Africa and also have provided training in numerous low and middle income countries including through collaborations with Johns Hopkins Medicine International. Berman faculty have developed ethics/cross-cultural training for medical students planning short rotations in other countries. The Berman Institute also runs the one-month global bioethics training institute providing an intensive immersion in coursework and public policy issues related to global bioethics. Coursework is provided in global public health ethics, global research ethics, global food ethics, and human rights and bioethics.

Research/Scholarship

Our faculty have published scholarship with colleagues from at least 20 other countries on topics ranging from global stem cell ethics to informed consent in low resource settings to ethics and global health systems strengthening to ethics and prevention of HIV and TB globally. A major current initiative is developing an ethical framework to feed the world.

Service/Policy

Berman faculty have been involved in multiple initiatives of the World Health Organization, creating ethics guidance on topics of global health importance and have organized or been participants in multiple international policy development activities on topics including global food, pandemic influenza, sexual violence, human rights, HIV prevention, and patient safety. Berman faculty are regularly called upon to participate on the global stage to help develop ethics guidance and policy recommendations.

Resources
Developing a Better Understanding of Public Private Partnerships for Nutrition: Towards the Next Generation of PPP Models
Examining how Public Private Partnerships can advance the goals of both public health nutrition and business
The Food Systems Dashboard
Giving users a complete view of food systems by enabling them to compare components of food systems across countries and regions and identifying and prioritizing ways to sustainably improve diets and nutrition in their food systems
Seminar Series
Leading bioethics scholars from around the world lecture on vital issues in the field at our biweekly Seminar Series. Lectures, held at lunchtime, are free and open to the public.
Research Ethics Committee Assessment Toolkit (RECAT)
Facilitating evaluation of the operational needs of Research Ethics Committees globally to inform local quality assurance and quality improvement efforts
Join the Berman Institute at ASBH 2019
A guide to everything Berman Institute-related at the 21st annual meeting of the American Society for Bioethics + Humanities, Oct. 24-27
Berman Featured at “Hopkins on the Hill”
Federal funds support global bioethics training
Berman Institute Launches SNF Bioethics Academy
New program to build bioethics capacity in Greece
“Containment” Explores Infectious Disease Response
Levi Symposium considers history, politics and ethics of disease response in a post-genomic world
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