The Program in Human Rights and Health is devoted to the scholarly investigation, practical projects, and educational programs that bear a wide range of moral, legal, and public policy issues involving medicine and public health.
Problems addressed include:
- The swift increase in technical knowledge (for example, genetic diagnostics and stem cell biology)
- A widening gap in public health infrastructure and medical care depending on socioeconomic status.
- The growth in medical costs
- Shifts in demography and philosophy