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Alan Regenberg

Director of Outreach & Research Support

Alan Regenberg, MBe is the Director of Outreach and Research Support at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. His team is responsible for broad dissemination and active public engagement around the Institute’s diverse portfolio of scholarship. This includes rapid-response research in addition to managing/curating the institute’s internet-based assets and successful, social media-based, public-engagement efforts, such as: The Berman Institute Bioethics Bulletin Blog, Facebook page, Twitter feed, YouTube Channel, and Weekly Bioethics Email Digests.

Alan and his team also support a broad range of research projects and programs, including the Berman Institute’s science programs: the Stem Cell Policy and Ethics (SCOPE) Program; the Program in Ethics and Brain Sciences (PEBS-Neuroethics); and the Hinxton Group, an international consortium on stem cells, ethics and law.

Alan’s research interests are diverse, and have most recently focused on bioethics and social media, global bioethics, stem cell science and neuroethics.

Alan received his Master of Bioethics degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and his undergraduate degree in History and Psychology from Rutgers University.


Academic Literature:

Scarce resource allocation during disasters: a mixed-method community engagement study. Daugherty Biddison EL, Gwon HS, Schoch-Spana M, Regenberg A, Juliano C, Faden RR, Toner ES. Chest. 2017, Article in Press, Published Online Ahead of Print. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2017.08.001.

Genome editing technologies and human germline genetic modification: the Hinxton Group consensus statement. Chan S, Donovan PJ, Douglas T, Gyngell C, Harris J, Lovell-Badge R, Mathews DJH, Regenberg A, on behalf of the Hinxton Group. 2015 Dec 2. American Journal of Bioethics 15(12): 42-47.

CRISPR: a path through the thicket. Mathews DJH, Chan S, Donovan PJ, Douglas T, Gyngell C, Harris J, Regenberg A, Lovell-Badge R. Nature. 2015 Nov 12; 527(7577): 159-61.

Outreach and engagement: evolving media and the public obligations of stem cell science. Regenberg AC, Schall TE. 2015 Dec. Current Stem Cell Reports. 1(4): 219-26.

The community speaks: understanding ethical values in allocation of scarce lifesaving resources during disasters. Daugherty Biddison EL, Gwon H, Schoch-Spana M, Cavalier R, White DB, Dawson T, Terry PB, London AJ, Regenberg A, Faden R, Toner ES. Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2014 April 24; 11(5): 777-83.

Stem cell science should be tweeted. Regenberg AC. Regenerative Medicine. March 2014, Vol. 9, No. 2, Pages 125-127 , DOI 10.2217/rme.13.94

Bioethical considerations in developing a biorepository for the Pneumonia Etiology Research for Child Health project. DeLuca AN, Regenberg A, Sugarman J, Murdoch DR, Levine O. Clin Infect Dis. 2012 Apr;54 Suppl 2:S172-9. doi: 10.1093/cid/cir1063. Review.

DeCamp M, Joffe S, Fernandez CV, Faden RR, Unguru Y, and the Working Group on Chemotherapy Drug Shortages in Pediatric OncologyChemotherapy Drug Shortages in Pediatric Oncology: A Consensus Statement. Pediatrics. 2014;doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-2946.

Promoting justice in stem cell intellectual property. Regenberg A, Mathews DJ. Regenerative Medicine. 2011 Nov;6(6 Suppl):79-84. doi: 10.2217/rme.11.68. Review.

Ethics and best practice guidelines for training experiences in global health. Crump JA, Sugarman J; Working Group on Ethics Guidelines for Global Health Training (WEIGHT). Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2010 Dec;83(6):1178-82. doi: 10.4269/ajtmh.2010.10-0527. Free PMC Article

Tweeting science and ethics: social media as a tool for constructive public engagement. Regenberg AC. Am J Bioeth. 2010 May;10(5):30-1. doi: 10.1080/15265161003743497.

Medicine on the fringe: stem cell-based interventions in advance of evidence. Regenberg AC, Hutchinson LA, Schanker B, Mathews DJ. Stem Cells. 2009 Sep;27(9):2312-9. doi: 10.1002/stem.132. Free Article

Unintended changes in cognition, mood, and behavior arising from cell-based interventions for neurological conditions: ethical challenges. Duggan PS, Siegel AW, Blass DM, Bok H, Coyle JT, Faden R, Finkel J, Gearhart JD, Greely HT, Hillis A, Hoke A, Johnson R, Johnston M, Kahn J, Kerr D, King P, Kurtzberg J, Liao SM, McDonald JW, McKhann G, Nelson KB, Rao M, Regenberg A, Smith K, Solter D, Song H, Sugarman J, Traystman RJ, Vescovi A, Yanofski J, Young W, Mathews DJ. Am J Bioeth. 2009 May;9(5):31-6. doi: 10.1080/15265160902788645.

The role of animal models in evaluating reasonable safety and efficacy for human trials of cell-based interventions for neurologic conditions. Regenberg A, Mathews DJ, Blass DM, Bok H, Coyle JT, Duggan P, Faden R, Finkel J, Gearhart JD, Hillis A, Hoke A, Johnson R, Johnston M, Kahn J, Kerr D, King P, Kurtzberg J, Liao SM, McDonald JW, McKhann G, Nelson KB, Rao M, Siegel AW, Smith K, Solter D, Song H, Sugarman J, Vescovi A, Young W, Greely HT, Traystman RJ. J Cereb Blood Flow Metab. 2009 Jan;29(1):1-9. doi: 10.1038/jcbfm.2008.98. Epub 2008 Aug 27. Review. Free PMC Article

Cell-based interventions for neurologic conditions: ethical challenges for early human trials. Mathews DJ, Sugarman J, Bok H, Blass DM, Coyle JT, Duggan P, Finkel J, Greely HT, Hillis A, Hoke A, Johnson R, Johnston M, Kahn J, Kerr D, Kurtzberg J, Liao SM, McDonald JW, McKhann G, Nelson KB, Rao M, Regenberg A, Siegel AW, Smith K, Solter D, Song H, Vescovi A, Young W, Gearhart JD, Faden R. Neurology. 2008 Jul 22;71(4):288-93. doi: 10.1212/01.wnl.0000316436.13659.80. Epub 2008 May 7. Review.

Psychiatric and neuropsychiatric adverse events associated with deep brain stimulation: A meta-analysis of ten years’ experience. Appleby BS, Duggan PS, Regenberg A, Rabins PV. Mov Disord. 2007 Sep 15;22(12):1722-8.

Resisting the tide of professionalization: valuing diversity in bioethics. Regenberg AC, Mathews DJ. Am J Bioeth. 2005 Sep-Oct;5(5):44-5. No abstract available.