Alan Regenberg, MBe is the Director of Outreach and Research Support at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. His team 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.
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.
Promoting justice in stem cell intellectual property. Regenberg A, Mathews DJ. Regen Med. 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.