Master of Bioethics (MBE)

Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME)

Minor in Bioethics

About the Department

Recent Books

    • Reinventing American Health Care

Reinventing American Health Care by Ezekiel J. Emanuel

The definitive story of American health care today—its causes, consequences, and confusions. In March 2010, the Affordable Care Act was signed into law. It was the most extensive reform of America’s health care system since at least the creation of Medicare in 1965, and maybe ever. The ACA was controversial and…

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Public health, universal health coverage, and Sustainable Development Goals: can they coexist?

In her 2012 reconfirmation speech as WHO Director-General, Dr Margaret Chan asserted: “universal coverage is the single most powerful concept that public health has to offer. It is our ticket to greater efficiency and better quality. It is our saviour from the crushing weight of chronic noncommunicable diseases that now engulf…
    • Harald Schmidt

US Congress moves to block human-embryo editing

The US House of Representatives is wading into the debate over whether human embryos should be modified to have heritable changes. Its fiscal year 2016 spending bill for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) would prohibit the agency from spending money to evaluate research or clinical applications for such products.…
    • Jonathan Moreno, PhD

The Elusive Right to Health Care Under U.S. Law

Is there a right to health care in the United States? No U.S. Supreme Court decision has ever interpreted the Constitution as guaranteeing a right to health care for all Americans. The Constitution does not contain the words “health,” “health care,” “medical care,” or “medicine.” But if we look deeper, a…
    • Ruger Jennifer

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