Bioethics research and scholarship draws on the work of many disciplines, including philosophy, law and social and behavioral sciences. It uses conceptual and empirical approaches to evaluate the reasons and arguments used in making moral judgments. Bioethics can inform regulations and policies at institutional, state and national levels.

Our faculty and staff at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics are advancing projects in the following four domains:

Emerging Technologies and the Ethics of Clinical Research

Communication and Relationships with Families

Marginalized Children, Families and Advocacy

Bioethics Education and Consultation

  • Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Collaborative: Creating a national forum for professional engagement
  • Case-based learning in ethics: Developing an engaging approach
  • Clinical ethics consultants as advocates: Bridging social work and clinical ethics