Academics

The Center is involved in ethics teaching at every level. A variety of topics are addressed in ethics courses taught at Emory College and in the professional and graduate schools. Ethics is a key theme in the health sciences schools, and an ethics minor is available in the undergraduate college for students in any major. A master’s program in bioethics prepares leaders in the field.

Our Clinical Ethics faculty fellows teach and write in medicine and the life sciences, including patient/doctor care communication, organizational ethics, neuroscience, pediatrics, and end-of-life care.

Our scholars also provide resources and consultation on public health and public policy issues at the state and national levels. Faculty members serve on national working groups and grants, participating, for example, in writing ethical guidelines for pandemic influenza with the CDC, addressing ethical issues for NASA, working with legislators in revising Georgia’s advance directive law, and serving on national and state boards.