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: 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 for Lunch
Monthly discussion at Johns Hopkins Hospital about an important clinical ethics issue
Ethics Issues in Outbreak Containment
An overview of ethics guidance for public health officials in infectious disease outbreak response
Global Food Ethics & Policy
Deepening JHU collaborations and partnerships, convening experts and leaders to shape policy, and connecting scholars and scientists to the societal players that are shaping the global food system
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
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

Learning Health Systems

Consent for Pragmatic Trials

Are there morally permissible and socially acceptable alternatives to informed consent for low-risk trials?

NIH Health Care System Research Collaboratory Regulatory/Ethics Core

Navigating regulatory and ethical complexities associated with pragmatic clinical trials in health care systems

Stakeholder Views on Streamlined Informed Consent

How should patients be informed about research that compares commonly used treatments or widely practiced medical procedures?

Ethics of Integrating Research and Treatment

Filling in the knowledge and policy gaps to ensure high-value health care outcomes

PCORnet Ethics and Regulatory Task Force

Addressing the ethical and regulatory issues related to research that arise in PCORI’s work

Realizing the Goals of Continuous Learning

Insights on Ethics & Implementation from Institutional Leaders in Learning Health Care

Patients’ Views on Consent and Respect

Demonstrating Respect and Acceptable Consent Strategies: What Matters to Patients in PCOR?