The Center for Bioethics & Health Law was founded to draw together faculty from across the University who shared research interests in bioethical issues. Research—empirical, conceptual, and philosophical—remains the core activity of the Center. 

Health Humanities

For the past two decades, the interdisciplinary field of the health humanities has been part of the portfolio of Center activities.

Academic Programs

The Center for Bioethics & Health Law provides graduate-level education in bioethics in cooperation with several schools, including the the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences, Pitt Law, and the School of Medicine.


Prospective Students

The Center for Bioethics & Health Law is a collaborative entity that benefits from the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center's robust hospital system and research programs.

Diverse Programs

Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences Program

School of Law Programs

School of Medicine Programs

Dedicated Faculty

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Consortium Ethics Program (CEP)

The Consortium Ethics Program (CEP), a nationally acclaimed health care ethics education network, supports professional development and provides skills to address ethical dilemmas.

Member institutions experience enhanced patient-centered care, re-vitalize ethics committees, and gain access to the University's faculty who speak on topics in bioethics and health law.  Individuals learn the the language, methods, and literature of health care ethics.