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 biweekly meeting to discuss current work
- Works-In-Progress seminars, a monthly seminar for Department faculty and staff to present on-going 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