Ruth R. Faden, is the founder of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. She was the Berman Institute’s Director from 1995 until 2016, and the inaugural Andreas C. Dracopoulos Director (20142016). Faden was, and is currently, the inaugural Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics. Faden’s current research focuses on structural justice theory and on national and global challenges in food and agriculture, learning health care systems, women’s health, the rights and interests of pregnant women, health systems design and priority setting, and access to the benefits of global investments in biomedical research. Faden is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine and a Fellow of the Hastings Center and the American Psychological Association. In 2011, Faden was the recipient of Lifetime Achievement Awards from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) and Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIMR). She is the author and editor of numerous books and many articles on biomedical ethics and public policy, including most significantly “Social Justice: The Moral Foundations of Public Health” “Health Policy” (with Madison Powers) and “A History and Theory of Informed Consent” (with Tom L. Beauchamp). She received her doctorate and master’s in public health from the University of California.