About the Center
The Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy researches and influences policy on today’s most pressing ethical issues. We are one of the biggest and fastest growing ethics centers in the country, and our goal is to build the infrastructure so that we can respond immediately to help government and health care providers decide how to do the right thing.
The center focuses on conducting cutting-edge multidisciplinary research on perennial and emerging ethical issues arising in clinical practice and in biomedical research in a changing healthcare environment. Our research informs our teaching, clinical practice and contributions to the development of health and science policy at the local, national and international levels.
Our staff is dedicated to creating a shared, sustainable, intellectual environment in which all stakeholders can critically reflect on and respond to ethical challenges in healthcare and biomedical research.
Nationally recognized medical ethics and health policy education for undergraduate students, medical students, and residents, as well as continuing medical education.
An enhanced program in health policy which includes new educational and research initiatives and exciting opportunities for collaboration.
Comprehensive and original bioethics research program that explores emerging ethical and policy implications in healthcare in the 21st century.
We serve as national leaders in exemplary ethics consultation and education driven by innovative research and the development of transformative policies and practices, with the goal of enhancing the quality of healthcare within diverse institutions.
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What is Bioethics?
We research and influence policy on today’s most pressing ethical issues. We are one of the biggest and fastest growing ethics centers in the country, and our goal is to build the infrastructure so that we can respond immediately to help government and health care providers decide how to do the right thing.
Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy
One Baylor Plaza
Houston, Texas 77030-3411
Phone: (713) 798-3500
Fax: (713) 798-5678
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