Joint Centre for Bioethics
On July 1, 2015, the JCB transferred from the Faculty of Medicine to the Dalla Lana School of Public Health (DLSPH). At the JCB, we are increasingly aware that a new bioethics is needed for the 21st century – one which embraces an ethics of both individuals and populations, health care and public health, and health systems and health services, and importantly, one which engages the complex environmental, social, and other factors contributing to health. Having transitioned into the DLSPH, the JCB is positioned now more than ever to define, develop, and disseminate a new bioethics approach through its education programs, research and knowledge translation activity, and collaborations.
JCB is a network of more than 180 multidisciplinary professionals who improve healthcare standards locally, nationally and internationally. As a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Bioethics, the Centre’s faculty and alumni play a vital role globally planning and responding to pandemics, most recently during the West African Ebola epidemic.