Projects

Our faculty are engaged in a wide range of ever-expanding projects, seeking to achieve more ethical practices and policies relevant to human health. Learn more about some of our ongoing projects below, or scroll to the bottom of the page for a full searchable index.

Featured Projects

Beef, Food Choices, and Values
Identifying ways to shift the consumption of beef in the United States in order to support planetary and human health
BRIDGES Phase I
Considering ethical implications of personalized approaches to treating infectious diseases made possible by genomic technological advances
Choose Food: Ethically Benchmarking Food Systems
Empowering eaters by enabling informed ethical decision making around food choices
Ethics for Lunch: Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis
Monthly discussion series reviewed important real-life clinical ethics issues arising from the pandemic
Ethics Issues in Outbreak Containment
An overview of ethics guidance for public health officials in infectious disease outbreak response
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
JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics
Stimulating innovative interdisciplinary work that takes on ethical issues arising in professions and scholarly disciplines, within institutions and society
Oxford-Johns Hopkins Global Infectious Disease Ethics Collaborative (GLIDE)
Identifying and analyzing ethical issues arising in infectious disease treatment, research, response, and preparedness, through the lens of global health ethics
Pediatric Chronic Critical Illness Research & Ethics
Supporting parents and clinicians as they care for children with multi-system disease, dependence on medical technology and frequent/prolonged hospitalizations
PHASES (Pregnancy & HIV/AIDS: Seeking Equitable Study)
Seeking ethical solutions to advance research at the intersection of women’s reproduction and HIV prevention, treatment, and management

Searchable Project Index

Through the Family’s Lens

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Identifying opportunities to optimize the home environment for children with medical complexity

Building Clinician-Parent Partnerships to Improve Care for Chronically Critically Ill Children

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Designing targeted, innovative educational interventions to optimize patient well-being, empower family partners, and harness hospital resources

Formation of the Physician

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Narrative Medicine from a Physician in Training

Resources for Frontline Clinicians

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Clinical Decision Making

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The Ventilator Nurse Training (VeNT) Program

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Building community capacity to care for children on chronic home ventilation through simulation training

Raising Children with Medical Complexity: Issues in Housing and Household Expenses

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Assessing the housing challenges for children with special health care needs in the State of Maryland

Pediatric Chronic Critical Illness Research & Ethics

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Supporting parents and clinicians as they care for children with multi-system disease, dependence on medical technology and frequent/prolonged hospitalizations

Seminar Series

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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.

Pediatric Chronic Mechanical Ventilation Decision-Making Tool

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Helping families make informed decisions for their child and family by hearing the lived-experiences of others who chose for and against pediatric chronic mechanical ventilation

Ethics for Lunch: Responding to the COVID-19 Crisis

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Monthly discussion series reviewed important real-life clinical ethics issues arising from the pandemic

Levi Symposium 2019: Where can they live? The Ethical Challenges of Gaps in Community Supports, Services, and Placement Options for Children with Medical Complexity

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The Symposium convened stakeholders to focus on gaps in community supports, services and placement options for children with medical complexity

Nursing Ethics for the 21st Century: Report of the National Nursing Summit

Report of the summit meeting on Nursing Ethics for the 21st Century, seeking to change the nation’s health care culture so that it more strongly supports basic ethics principles and more effectively enables nurses to practice more ethically.

Vision of Hope

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Palliative care is traditionally focused on care for the terminally ill. Through Vision of Hope, scholars at the Berman Institute are aiming to change that by bringing the principles and comfort of palliative care to pediatric patients suffering from chronic illness.

JHU Exploration of Practical Ethics

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Stimulating innovative interdisciplinary work that takes on ethical issues arising in professions and scholarly disciplines, within institutions and society

PREVENT (Pregnancy Research Ethics for Vaccines, Epidemics, and New Technologies)

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Equitably including the interests of pregnant women and their offspring in vaccine research and development

BRIDGES Phase I

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Considering ethical implications of personalized approaches to treating infectious diseases made possible by genomic technological advances