Public Health Ethics

In collaboration with faculty in Public Health and across the University, as well as with community partners, we are developing a broad-based program focusing on ethical concerns of health and illness at the community or population level, including social determinants of health, human rights during health crises, international challenges to health promotion and disease treatment, and the tensions between community health and individual liberty.

The Public Health Ethics Club (est. 2012) is an interdisciplinary student group that aims to make public health ethics accessible and fun for the Emory Community.


Logo designed by Lidia Hanevold, MAB

Our Mission: The mission of the Emory University Public Health Ethics Club is to be an interdisciplinary student group whose members work collaboratively for public health ethics awareness in the Emory community through diverse partnerships, engaging events, intelligent discussion, and social action.

Past Events: Our events touch on a broad range of topics because almost anything has to do with ethics and public health. Last year, we planned and co-sponsored the Troy Davis Panel with the Amnesty International Club, co-sponsored an Ethics in Photography event with the Global Health Institute, hosted the 2nd Annual Global Health Life Raft Debate, hosted Journal Clubs, and the 1st Annual Global Health Ethics Participatory Dinner and Discussion. In the future we plan to bring interesting lecturers to Emory, hold journal clubs and lunch-and-learns, and are in the midst of planning a conference on Sexual Violence.

Faculty Advisory Committee:
 Because ethics requires multiple perspectives, we created an interdisciplinary Faculty Advisory Committee as well. See the "About the Faculty Advisory Committee" page here for more info. 

Contact Us: For more information email, or visit our Facebook page (or by 'googling' "Emory Public Health Ethics Club").