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JHVI Affiliated Centers and Institutes

The Berman Institute of Bioethics consists of more than 30 core and affiliated faculty from the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, School of Nursing, Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences. Faculty work collaboratively on scholarship and teaching in the Institute’s five areas of focus: biomedical research and discovery; clinical ethics; public health ethics and health policy; research ethics; and global health ethics and research.

The Center for Indigenous Health works in partnership with American Indian tribes to raise the health status and self sufficiency of American Indian people to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: 1) research, 2) service, and 3) training.

The Center for Immunization Research (CIR) was established in 1985 by Dr. Mary Lou Clements-Mann. CIR investigators are experts in the conduct of phase I and II vaccine trials and in training in Good Clinical Practice related to vaccine trial conduct.

The Institute for Vaccine Safety was established in 1997 in order to provide an independent assessment of vaccines and vaccine safety to help guide decision makers and educate physicians, the public and the media about key issues surrounding the safety of vaccines.

Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute (JHMRI), established in 2001, uses a multidisciplinary approach to understanding the Plasmodium parasite, the Anopheles mosquito, the genes and proteins involved in the transmission of malaria and the immune response.

The International Vaccine Access Center (IVAC) was established in 2009 to accelerate global access to lifesaving vaccines by overcoming many of the obstacles that often delay vaccine usage and distribution. IVAC also serves as a source of vaccine policy information and analysis and will develop and use evidence to advocate for improved global health policies and their implementation.