Download the guide, Introduction to Bioethics for Prospective Students, and find out:

  • The 3 ways experts break down bioethics, including what it is, why it matters, and how study of the field can enhance your career and educational opportunities.

  • The common questions and ethical issues explored by healthcare professionals, lawyers, medical researchers IRB analysts, policy makers and more.

  • The Branches of Bioethics

    A brief history of bioethics: when the discipline emerged, and how it’s evolving.

  • The 3 branches of bioethics, and how they can provide new ways of thinking about and approaching careers in health care, biomedical research and public health policy.

About the Authors
Michelle M. Meyer

Michelle M. Meyer

Michelle earned a Ph.D. in religious studies, with a focus on practical ethics, from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Harvard Law School, where she was an editor of the Harvard Law Review. Her writing has appeared, among other places, in the American Journal of Bioethics, the Hastings Center Report, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal, the Harvard Law Review, the Administrative Law Review, Science, Science Progress, and the L.A. Times.

Sean Philpott

Sean Philpott

Sean earned his Ph.D. in Public Health Microbiology from the University of California at Berkley and an MS in Bioethics from The Bioethics Program, a joint program offered by Union Graduate College and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. He is a public health researcher and ethicist by training and serves as Chair of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Human Studies Review Board, an advisory panel that reviews the scientific and ethical aspects of research involving human participants submitted to the EPA for regulatory purposes. Sean is the Director, and Assistant Professor of Bioethics with The Bioethics Program.