Faculty Scholars Program

Debra JH Mathews, MA, PhD

Class of 2014
  • Assistant Director for Science Programs (Berman Institute of Bioethics), Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins University
Scholar Project

Debra JH Mathews, PhD, MA, is the Associate Director for Research and Programs for the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, and an Associate Professor in the Department of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Mathews earned her PhD in genetics from Case Western Reserve University, as well as a concurrent Master’s in bioethics. She completed a Post-doctoral Fellowship in genetics at Johns Hopkins, and the Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics and Health Policy at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities. In addition to her academic work, Dr. Mathews has spent time at the Genetics and Public Policy Center, the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues, and the National Academy of Medicine working in various capacities on science policy. She is currently the President-elect of the International Neuroethics Society. Dr. Mathews’s academic work focuses on ethics and policy issues raised by emerging technologies, with particular focus on genetics, stem cell science, neuroscience, synthetic biology, and artificial intelligence.

For more information, visit: https://bioethics.jhu.edu/people/profile/debra-mathews/

Implantable Brain-Interfacing Devices (IBIDs): Developing a Model of Technology Assessment When Changes in Personal Identity Are Both Benefit and Risk

Grant Cycle: 2010 - 2011

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