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Jeffrey Kahn

  • Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy
  • Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics


  • Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Berman Institute of Bioethics

Jeffrey Kahn is a nationally recognized expert in bioethics, exploring the intersection of ethics and health/science policy, including human and animal research ethics, public health, and ethical issues in emerging biomedical technologies. During the COVID-19 pandemic, he was interviewed about topics including the ethics of contact tracing and human challenge trials for vaccines.

Kahn, director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics, is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and an elected Fellow of The Hastings Center. He was also the founding president of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors, an office he held from 2006-2010.

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Johns Hopkins releases digital contact tracing report
Published May 26, 2020
Leading global experts offers clear guidance and recommendations on ethics, governance as digital technologies are developed to fight the coronavirus pandemic

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