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
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


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How K-12 Schools Should Prepare for Reopening

An Equity Checklist for the 2020-21 Academic Year

Ethics of K-12 School Reopening: Identifying and Addressing the Values at Stake

How reopening policies under consideration can promote or undermine moral values

School Closure Response Checklist

A guide to decision-making that cares for students
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School Closure Plan Tracker

Summarizing district responses nationwide

School Reopening Plan Tracker

Analyzing state recovery plans for K-12 education

Digital Contact Tracing for Pandemic Response

Report led by Berman faculty offers guidance for ethical use of new technologies in fighting Covid

Ethics, COVID-19 & Africa

Exploring, from an African perspective, ethical challenges facing government, institutions, researchers, and the public in managing the pandemic

Resources for Frontline Clinicians


Essential Workers Project

Addressing the essential work of protecting at-risk essential workers during COVID-19
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eSchool+ Initiative

Formed in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to develop tools and resources for schools to think responsibly about caring for students during school closures and the reopening process

Ethics Framework for the COVID-19 Reopening Process

Positing a framework for evaluating social distancing policies and reopening plans