PRIM&R’s 2017 Social, Behavioral, and Educational Research Conference and 2017 Advancing Ethical Research Conference were held last week in San Antonio, Texas. Several alumni of the Johns Hopking PhD program in Bioethics and Health Policy were in attendance as speakers and members of planning committees.


Neal Dickert, MD, PhD (PhD – ‘06) and Sara Chandros Hull, PhD (‘99) served on the Core Conference Planning Committee. Holly Taylor, PhD, MPH (PhD – ‘99) served on the Poster Abstract Planning Committee.


Dr. Dickert served on a panel presentation titled “A Dialogue with Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)” as a part of the Dialogue with the Feds track at the Advancing Ethical Research (AER) Conference. Jason Gerson, PhD (‘09) was also on this panel. Dr. Dickert was also part of a plenary session titled: Making Consent Meaningful in the Context of the Revised Common Rule.


Dr. Hull moderated a panel on Sovereignty in Research at the AER Conference.


Dr. Taylor participated in four sessions. She served on a panel titled “The Role of Research Ethics Consultation in IRB-Reviewed Research: Opportunities and Challenges.” She spoke at sessions on “Defining and Measuring IRB Quality,” “Disasters, Deception, and Decision-Making Capacity: Empirical Research to Guide SBER IRBs,” and “Testing Methods to Modify the Consent Process.”


The Johns Hopkins PhD program in Bioethics and Health Policy is a track within the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, offered in association with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.


The program is taught by leading experts in the fields of bioethics and health policy, who provide unparalleled training, education and mentoring to the next generation of bioethics scholars. This PhD program is unique in the opportunities it affords students to conduct innovative original scholarship in a premier international research institution, focused specifically on public health ethics and bioethics and health policy.


For more information on the PhD program, visit our website or contact Holly Taylor, Program Director.

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