Our Vision is to achieve more ethical practices and policies relevant to human health.
Our Mission is to identify and address key ethical issues in science, clinical care, and public health, locally and globally.
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, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies and the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Faculty work collaboratively on scholarship and teaching in the Institute’s areas of focus.
- Core Programs
- Cross-Cutting Programs
The Berman Institute trains and mentors future leaders in the fields of bioethics, health and science through the Ph.D. concentration in bioethics and health policy, the Master of Bioethics Program, the Hecht-Levi Fellowship program, the Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program; the Arts and Sciences minor in bioethics; the bioethics certificate, and intensive courses in bioethics. The Berman Institute also provides policy advice for government agencies, non-governmental organizations, and private sector organizations.
- Ruth Faden, PhD, MPH
Andreas C Dracopoulos Director
- Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH
Deputy Director for Policy and Administration
- Nancy Kass, ScD
Deputy Director for Public Health
- Jeremy Sugarman, MD, MPH, MA
Deputy Director for Medicine
Funding for the Berman Institute comes from public research grants, private foundations, and philanthropic contributions.