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Invites applications for two-year funded postdoctoral fellowships to begin in September 2017

Application review will begin December 15, 2016

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is pleased to invite applications for the Hecht‐Levi Postdoctoral Fellowship Program in Bioethics. This two year post‐doctoral fellowship seeks new fellows to begin September 2016. The main goal of the Fellowship is to launch the careers of the next generation of bioethics scholars, so there is considerable protected time for research and publication.

The Hecht‐Levi Fellowship Program provides two‐year postdoctoral positions that include:

  • Weekly seminars, presentations and discussions with leading academic and policy makers;
  • Individualized research program;
  • Bioethics coursework through the Berman Institutes Master in Bioethics program;
  • Post‐doctoral mentoring in bioethics;
  • Professional development training;
  • Participation in the Berman Institutes outreach efforts via social media;
  • Teaching opportunities (commensurate with experience and background);
  • A total financial package for two years
  • A modest discretionary fund for travel to relevant conferences

Please send a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, copy of graduate transcript, a writing sample,and a personal statement to:

Gail Geller, ScD, MHS
Hecht‐Levi Fellowship Program in Bioethics
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
1809 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205‐1996
Phone: (410)614‐5590 Fax: (410)614‐5360

Additional inquiries may be directed to Prof. Geller at ggeller@jhu.edu. Review of applications will begin December 15th, 2016. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal OpportunityEmployer.


Hecht-Levi Fellows

Class of 2016

  • Sylvana Barone, MD
  • Angie Boyce, PhD
  • Shauna Downs, PhD
  • Elizabeth Fox, PhD
  • Katherine Heinze, BSN, RN, CPHON (PhD Candidate)
  • Heidi Holtz, MSN, RN (PhD Candidate)
  • David Pena-Guzman, PhD

Class of 2015

Class of 2014

Class of 2013


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food and Nutrition Ethics

Invites applications for a two-year funded postdoctoral fellowship to begin in September 2016

Applications due December 15, 2015

The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics is pleased to announce a specialized postdoctoral fellowship in the area of food, agriculture and nutrition ethics. This two year postdoctoral fellowship seeks a new fellow to begin September 2016. The main goal of the fellowship is to launch the career of a bioethics scholar, with a focus on ethical issues and controversies of the global food system and its implications on food security, as well as human health and nutrition in developed and developing countries. This fellow will be part of the cohort of the Berman Institutes Hecht-Levi Fellowship Program, with special focus on Johns Hopkins 7 x 5 Global Food Ethics Initiative, within the Global Food Ethics and Policy Program of the Berman Institute of Bioethics in collaboration with the Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

The Fellowship provides a two-year postdoctoral position that includes:

  • Weekly seminars, presentations and discussions with the leading academic and policy makers;
  • Individualized research program;
  • Bioethics coursework through the Berman Institutes Master in Bioethics program;
  • Postdoctoral mentoring in bioethics;
  • Professional development training;
  • Participation in the Berman Institutes outreach efforts via social media;
  • Teaching opportunities (commensurate with experience and background);
  • A total financial package for two years of $55,000 per year, plus individual health insurance and other benefits;
  • A modest discretionary fund for travel to relevant conferences.

Please send a cover letter, CV, three letters of reference, copy of graduate transcript, a writing sample, and a personal statement to:

Jessica Fanzo, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellowship in Food and Nutrition Ethics
Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics
1809 Ashland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205-1996
Phone: (410)614-5380

Additional inquiries may be directed to Prof. Fanzo at jfanzo1@jhu.edu. Applications are due December 15th, 2015. The Johns Hopkins University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


GREENWALL FELLOWSHIP (no longer available)

General Background

The Greenwall Fellowship Program in Bioethics and Health Policy provided an unparalleled opportunity for fellowship and faculty development training in bioethics and health policy. It was a collaborative effort of The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and Georgetown University (GU). Together, JHU and GU constitute one of the largest and most diverse faculty in bioethics anywhere. At JHU, Greenwall Fellows worked with faculty of the Berman Institute, the Philosophy Department, the School of Medicine, and the Bloomberg School of Public Health. At Georgetown, Fellows worked with faculty of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, the Philosophy Department, and the Law Center.

The Greenwall Fellowship program and its faculty covered much of the waterfront of issues and methodologies in bioethics, from ethics and advances in biomedical science, to ethics and public health and health policy, to ethics and clinical care. The defining focus of the Program, however, was bioethics and public policy. Although we provided fellows who wish an exposure to clinical medical ethics with clinically oriented opportunities, our primary emphasis was the intersection of scholarship in bioethics with the formation and evaluation of public policy.

Our fellows have an impressive publication record. As a result of research done while a fellow, Greenwall Fellows have published in such journals as the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, Philosophy and Public Affairs, Ethics, Philosophical Studies, Health Economics, Journal of Social Philosophy, Journal of Clinical Ethics, Journal of Medical Ethics, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Jurimetrics, Health Care Analysis, American Journal of Bioethics, Fertility and Sterility, Hastings Center Report, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, Indiana Health Law Review, University of North Carolina Law Review, American Journal of Law and Medicine, and Milbank Quarterly. Fellows have also contributed essays to books published by such presses as Cornell, University of Michigan, and Oxford University. One fellow completed a book forthcoming from Routledge. We have 10 years experience training Greenwall Fellows and our alumni are among the next generation of leaders in bioethics at Universities throughout the United States, and beyond, such asthe University of California – San Francisco, Duke, Ohio State University, George Washington University, University of South Carolina, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill, University of Edinburgh, Johns Hopkins University, University of Minnesota, Moravian College and the University of Delaware.

Greenwall Fellows

Class of 2012
Brooke Cunningham, MD, PhD
Matthew DeCamp, MD, PhD
Kathy King, PhD
Nicole Martinez, JD

Class of 2011
Anne Barnhill, PhD, MA
Laura Biron, PhD
David Tester, PhD

Class of 2010
Eran Klein, MD, PhD
Natalie Ram, JD
Alan Rubel, JD, PhD

Class of 2009
Dan OConnor, PhD
Michelle N. Meyer, JD, PhD
Sirine Shebaya, PhD
Andrea Sutherland, MD, MPH, MSc

Class of 2008
Leslie Meltzer Henry, JD, PhD(c), MSc
Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA, FAAP
Sara Olack, PhD

Class of 2007
Michelle H. Lewis, MD, JD
Elisa A. Hurley, PhD
Eileen H. Kim, MD, MA
Dan Moller, PhD

Class of 2006
Ruth M. Farrell MD, MA
S. Matthew Liao, PhD
Jonathan H. Marks, MA, BCL

Class of 2005
Gwynne L. Jenkins, PhD
Rebecca Kukla, PhD
Dan Larrivierre, MD, JD

Class of 2004
Mark Greene, PhD, BVSc
Debra Mathews, PhD
Naomi Seiler, JD
Jon Tilburt, MD

Class of 2003
David Bekelman, MD
Jacqueline Fox, JD, MA
Carol Moeller, PhD

Class of 2002
Mary Catherine Beach, MD, MPH
Gail Javitt, JD, MPH
James Taggart, JD, PhD

Class of 2001
Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA
Marc Spindelman, JD
Rebecca Walker, PhD

Class of 2000
Debra DeBruin, PhD
Ileana Dominguez-Urban, JD
Carol Vannier, MD

Class of 1999
Melissa M. Goldstein, JD
James Hodge, JD, ML
John Song, MD, MPH
Sonia Suter, JD, MA

Class of 1998
Ellen Agard, PhD, MPH
Lauren Randel, MD
Andrew Siegel, JD, PhD
Leslie Wolf, JD, MPH

Class of 1997
David McCarthy , PhD