Peter Young

Research Program Coordinator

Peter is responsible for research support and public outreach at the Berman Institute of Bioethics. He helps coordinate the Ethics in Clinical Practice Program, a clinical ethics education program taught to physicians, medical residents, and medical students in Johns Hopkins Hospital, and he also coordinates Ethics for Lunch, a lecture series, which gives an introduction to some of the ethical questions that clinicians, patients, and family members face in the healthcare setting. Additionally, he manages the Mindful Ethical Practice and Resilience Academy (MEPRA), a nurse ethics academy in Johns Hopkins Hospital, which aims to help nurses combat moral distress and burnout through developing and refining nurses’ skills in recognizing and addressing ethical concerns.

Peter graduated from the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia with a BS in Pharmacology and Toxicology and a minor in the Humanities. Post-graduation, he worked as a research technician at the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine. His research focused on the neurologic disorder behind Machado-Joseph disease and genotoxic methods to eradicate cancer. While at Penn, he enrolled in the Master of Bioethics program, graduating in 2015. His capstone thesis interrogated the financial conflicts of interest that exist between pharmaceutical companies and physicians.