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Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy

The Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy is chaired by Ezekiel Emanuel, MD, PhD and seeks to advance scholarly and public understanding of ethical, legal, social and public policy issues in health care.

Department faculty carry appointments in philosophy, medicine, nursing, law, social science, public policy, the Wharton School, communications and the allied health professions. Faculty teach courses and seminars at the Perelman School of Medicine, in other professional schools at Penn and in various graduate departments of the University.

Department faculty conduct research on key issues in bioethics, and are especially concerned with ethical issues in genetics, pediatrics, health policy, human experimentation and long-term care.

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