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Bioethics

Johns Hopkins University is home to the world-renowned Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.  Established in 1995, the Berman Institute is now one of the largest centers of its kind in the world. Today, the Berman Institute consists of more than 30 core and affiliated faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Bloomberg School of Public Health, and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Faculty work collaboratively on scholarship and teaching in the Institute’s areas of focus. The Berman Institute works to achieve more ethical practices and policies relevant to human health. The mission of the Berman Institute is to identify and address key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health, locally and globally.
 

Information about the GIM faculty with appointments in the Berman Institute and their projects is provided below.  


Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Associate Professor of Medicine and Health, Behavior and Society
Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Core Faculty, Welch Center for Prevention, Epidemiology, and Clinical Research

Research Interests: Physician-patient relationship and communication, respect, ethics
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH
Andreas C Dracopoulos Director, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics
Research Interests: Bioethics and public policy, ethics and cellular engineering, ethics and bioterrorism, genetics and public policy, research ethics, justice
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Gail Geller, ScD
Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Health Policy and Management, and Health, Behavior and Society
Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Research Interests: Informed consent, physician-patient communication and decision-making under conditions of uncertainty, ethical and psychosocial issues in cancer genetics, end-of-life care, provider well-being, research ethics, complementary and alternative medicine, qualitative research methods
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Mark Hughes, MD, MA 
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Research Interests: Clinical bioethics, research ethics, palliative care, philosophy of medicine, ambulatory care

To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

David M. Levine, MD, ScD, MPH
Professor of Medicine, Public Health and Nursing
Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Research Interests:
Community-based prevention of cardiovascular disease, behavioral aspects of prevention
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA
Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics, Medicine, and  Health Policy and Management
Deputy Director for Medicine, 
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Research Interests: Philosophical and empirical research in biomedical ethics
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Matthew Wayne DeCamp, MD PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED

Zackary Dov Berger, MD PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Core Faculty, Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
Research Interests: Role of the primary care provider in cancer care, especially localized prostate cancer; Doctor-patient communication; Bioethics
To see publication abstracts: PUBMED


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