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About IEPI

Ethics enabling innovation for the public good


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Message from our Director, Dr. Claudia Emerson

Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Institute on Ethics & Policy for Innovation (IEPI).

The global health landscape is complicated, and addressing the most pressing challenges requires us to navigate complex ethics issues. For example, how do we balance the search for innovation with the need to avoid harmful health and environmental outcomes? Should we create technology that will wipe out a species — if that leads to the eradication of a deadly disease? What ethical challenges must we consider when conducting research during a global pandemic? These are a few of the urgent questions we examine at IEPI.