Jeffrey Kahn, PhD, MPH, is the inaugural Robert Henry Levi and Ryda Hecht Levi Professor of Bioethics and Public Policy at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He works in a variety of areas of bioethics, exploring the intersection of ethics and health/science policy, including human and animal research ethics, public health, and ethical issues in emerging biomedical technologies.
Prof. Kahn has served on numerous state and federal advisory panels, and he is currently chair of the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Board on Health Sciences Policy. He is co-principal investigator on an NIH “Center of Excellence” project to study the ethical, legal and social implications (ELSI) of genomic research examining the largely unexplored but crucial study of genomics as applied to infectious disease. He was the founding president of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors, a position he held from 2006-2010, and is an elected Fellow of The Hastings Center.
Prof. Kahn has published three books and over 120 articles in the bioethics and medical literature, and speaks frequently across the US and around the world on a range of bioethics topics. Prior to joining the faculty at Johns Hopkins, Prof. Kahn was Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Minnesota. His education includes a BA from UCLA, PhD from Georgetown University, and MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.