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
5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

MCPHS University
Stoklosa Hall

Friday, January 26, 2018

Clinical Trials

Feb. 9, 2018: Health Policy and Bioethics Consortium
12:30 - 2 p.m.


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.  

Should physicians discuss climate change and its associated health effects with patients? And if they do, what’s the best strategy for communicating about fraught political issues in a clinical setting?

What does “just reproduction” look like in the face of diverse understandings of both justice and autonomy and in light of increasingly complex and costly reproductive technologies?