Program for Biomedical Ethics

The Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine provides multidisciplinary leadership regarding the ethical and social aspects of health care and medical research.

According to Dr. Mercurio, “The Program for Biomedical Ethics brings to Yale School of Medicine the opportunity to revitalize and expand our teaching of ethics to medical students and others throughout the medical center community and beyond.”

Mark Mercurio, MD, MA, is the Director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics. The Associate Directors of the Program for Biomedical Ethics are Lydia Dugdale, MD and John Schley Hughes, MD.

Events & Programs

The Program for Biomedical Ethics develops and presents various ethics-related educational programs throughout the academic year for medical, nursing and physician assistant students, the community, Yale faculty as well as local, regional and national health care professionals.

Welcome from the Director

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The Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine serves as a nexus for a community of individuals from throughout the medical campus and beyond who share a common interest in education, research, and clinical practice in the field of medical ethics. Our affiliated faculty and staff is drawn from the Yale School of Medicine and joined by members of the Schools of Nursing, Law, Divinity, Epidemiology and Public Health, as well as Yale-New Haven Hospital staff, colleagues from the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, The Hastings Center and others. The Program for Biomedical Ethics incorporates a diverse group that brings a wide range of experience and expertise to the table. Many are known nationally and internationally in the field of bioethics.