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 reduce U.S. beef consumption to levels that sustain planetary and human health
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
Choose Food: Ethically Benchmarking Food Systems
Empowering eaters by enabling informed ethical decision making around food choices
Ethics Issues in Outbreak Containment
An overview of ethics guidance for public health officials in infectious disease outbreak response
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
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
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
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

Searchable Project Index

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

Active
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

Active
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

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

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

BRIDGES: Center for Bridging Infectious Disease, Genomics, and Society

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