Established in 2004 with a commitment made in 1999 by Harvey M. Meyerhoff

HARVEY M. MEYERHOFF, with his late wife, LYN P. MEYERHOFF, has provided leadership and philanthropic support throughout Johns Hopkins, as well as to other organizations in the region and the nation. Mr. Meyerhoff chaired the national council that brought into being the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The retired president and chairman of Monumental Properties and Magna Properties in Baltimore, Mr. Meyerhoff is a longtime university and hospital trustee and was the founding chairman of the Hopkins Health System board. As well as establishing the William Foxwell Albright Chair in Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies in the Krieger School, he chaired the National Advisory Council of the Johns Hopkins Bioethics Institute. An emeritus member of the Bioethics Institute Advisory Board, he created the Meyerhoff Professorship in Bioethics and Medicine at the School of Medicine.


"We must promote dialogue about the ethical dilemmas raised by advances in medical technology, to be certain that the rights of the individual are respected."
Harvey M. Meyerhoff


JEREMY SUGARMAN, SPH 1992, the inaugural Harvey M. Meyerhoff Professor of Bioethics and Medicine, is an internationally recognized scholar and lecturer, noted for his special effectiveness in bringing awareness and insight into the ethical issues associated with emerging medical technologies, informed consent, and clinical research. In addition to earning his MPH at the Bloomberg School of Public Health, he did a fellowship in internal medicine at Hopkins. He received his undergraduate and medical training (MD) from Duke University, where as a faculty member he became the founding director of Duke's Center for the Study of Medical Ethics and Humanities. Dr. Sugarman served as senior policy and research analyst for the White House Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments and as a consultant to the National Bioethics Advisory Commission for its project on international research ethics. He is the author of numerous papers published in peer-reviewed journals and he has edited or co-edited four books on bioethics. Dr. Sugarman is a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American College of Physicians, and the Hastings Center.