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Prof. Dr. Jeffrey Kahn


Jeffrey Kahn is the Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.  He is also Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Pu­blic Policy, and Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. 


His research interests include the ethics of research, ethics and public health, and ethics and emerging biomedical technologies. He speaks widely both in the U.S. and abroad, and has publish­ed four books and over 125 articles in the bioethics and medical literature.


He is an elected Fellow of the Hastings Center, and has chaired or served on committees and panels for the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the Institute of Med­icine/National Academy of Medicine, where he is currently chair of the Board on Health Sciences Policy. His education in­­cludes a BA in microbiology (UCLA, 1983), MPH (Johns Hop­kins, 1988), and PhD in philosophy (Georgetown, 1989).