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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.  

Photo of Dr. Mary Catherine Beach, M.D., M.P.H.

Beach, Mary Catherine, M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Health care quality for underserved populations, Patient-clinician communication, Sickle-cell disease, HIV and substance abuse, Bioethics, Respect
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Berger, Zackary Dov, M.D., Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Medicine
Director, Lewisohn Elective Clerkship, MD-PhD Program
Associate Editor, Johns Hopkins Physician Education and Assessment Center
Research Interests: Role of the primary care provider in cancer survivorship, Doctor-patient communication, Bioethics, Social media and health, Shared decision making and patient-centered care
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DeCamp, Matthew Wayne, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Global health, Ethical issues in global health and health care reform, Accountable care organizations (ACOs), Short-term global health training, Intellectual property and access to essential medicines, Distributive justice, Social media and medical professionalism
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Faden, Ruth R., Ph.D.

Joint Appointment in Medicine
Research Interests: Health policy and management, Ethics, Vaccine ethics, Bioethics and public policy, Ethics and cellular engineering, Ethics and neuroscience, Ethics and bioterrorism, Genetics and public policy, Research ethics, Justice theory
Photo of Dr. Gail Geller, Sc.D.

Geller, Gail, Sc.D.

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pediatrics
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Hughes, Mark Thomas, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Research Interests: Clinical and research ethics, Clinical bioethics, Ambulatory care, Philosophy of medicine, Palliative care
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Sugarman, Jeremy, M.A., M.D., M.P.H.

Professor of Medicine
Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine
Deputy Director for Medicine, Berman Institute of Bioethics
Research Interests: Philosophical and empirical research in biomedical ethics

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