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Benjamin Berkman, JD, MPH

Benjamin Berkman, JD, MPH

Benjamin Berkman, J.D., M.P.H, is a faculty member in the NIH Department of Bioethics where he is the head of the section on the ethics of genetics and emerging technologies. He has a joint appointment in the National Human Genome Research Institute, where he serves as the Deputy Director of the NHGRI Bioethics Core. He was formerly the Deputy Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law (2007-2009), where he continues to serve as an Adjunct Professor. Mr. Berkman received a Bachelors Degree in the History of Science and Medicine at Harvard University (1999). He subsequently earned a Juris Doctor and a Masters in Public Health from the University of Michigan (2005).

As a faculty member in the Department of Bioethics, Mr. Berkman's research interests span a wide range of topics. His current work focuses on the legal and ethical issues associated with genomic research, genetic information privacy, and clinical adoption of new genetic technologies.

Mr. Berkman has worked with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and has served on an Institute of Medicine committee relating to pandemic influenza preparedness.

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