Benjamin E. Berkman

NIH Department of Bioethics

Benjamin Berkman 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 is an Associate Investigator and 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). Mr. Berkman received a Bachelors Degree in the History of Science and Medicine at Harvard University (1999). He subsequently earned a JD and MPH 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 and reproductive technologies.

Presentation (PPTX format): The Ethics of Allowing Non-Traditional Researchers to Access Individual Level Data