Join Dr. Robert Troug for a conversation with Elisabeth Reis, author of Bodies in Doubt: An American history of intersex

The U.S. incarcerates a higher percentage of its citizens than any other country in the world.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Join us for a special bioethics public forum on Thursday, February 22 at 12:30 p.m. with Dr.Joseph Fins on "Covert Consciousness and Civil Rights: Rethinking Old Presumptions about Brain Injury."

Jahi McMath Brain Death

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 
Evening Public Forum
Brain Death and the Controversial Case of Jahi McMath

Friday, January 26, 2018

Clinical Trials

In the past several years, the United States has struggled to respond to viral outbreaks, such as Ebola and Zika.  There is now an awareness of the need to rapidly develop vaccines and treatments for epidemics that can quickly spread from country to country. But questions remain as how to best co


Spencer Hey, Alex John London, and Charles Weijer argue that there is no better framework for justifying patient participation in research. But Annette Rid and Franklin Miller say that it is a mistake to require clinical research ethics to align with the norms of clinical practice.

Center Director Robert Truog in the Harvard Health Policy Review on

Donald Berwick speaks at Harvard Center for Bioethics
Friday, December 8, 2017
12:30 - 2 p.m.

The United States spends more on health care than any other country, but high spending often does not translate into improved outcomes, particularly in comparison to health systems in other countries.