Center for Bioethics and Health Law
The University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law, now housed in Pitt Law, brings together clinicians, scholars, and researchers from many schools and disciplines across the University to investigate issues in bioethics and health law by employing empirical, philosophical, and legal research methods. Over the years, the center has been recognized as a leader in empirical research on such topics as informed consent, organ donation, and long-term care, as well as scholarly research on issues ranging from conscientious objection to global health and human rights to the right to die.
The center serves as the hub of bioethics education and consultation at the University, providing graduate-level training in bioethics in cooperation with Pitt Law, the Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Medicine through innovative degree and degree-related programs. The center also provides clinical ethics training to medical students and house staff and, through the Consortium Ethics Program, bioethics education for clinical staff in more than 40 regional health care facilities.
Professor Alan Meisel, Director, Center for Bioethics and Health Law