As the ethical complexity of medical research and innovation has increased, so, too, has the need to examine patient and professional values relevant to the pursuit of medical progress.

Faculty members in the Biomedical Ethics Research Program conduct scholarly work that informs Mayo Clinic's innovative clinical practice and national ethics dialogue in many research focus areas, including:

  • End-of-life and critical care settings
  • Genomic research and individualized medicine
  • New reproductive technologies
  • Regenerative medicine
  • Research ethics
  • Pediatric and neonatal ethics
  • Psychiatric and neuroethics
  • Transplant ethics
  • Clinical ethics
  • Health care delivery and policy