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The Department's faculty, staff, and students engage in a wide range of empirical and normative scholarship, along with colleagues from across the country and around the world through collaborations that explore a range of problems around human health and well-being.


    As a multidisciplinary department, our work focuses on many themes and uses a variety of methods.  Areas of particular emphasis include:

    • Ethical and socially responsible scientific and genomic research
    • Clinical ethics across a range of care settings and the promotion of patients’ well-being 
    • Bioethics education

    A selection of the research projects conducted by Department faculty and staff are described here.



    Research-related events in the Department include:

    • Research Core Forums, a monthly meeting to discuss current work
    • Bioethics@Noon, the monthly seminar by the Center for Biomedical Ethics (CBME) at MetroHealth
    • UH Ethics Grand Rounds, a quarterly seminar by University Hospitals 
    • Research Skills seminars, introductions to research methods and skills for students

    Publications by faculty and staff may be found on: