Nancy Kass assumed the role of vice provost for graduate and professional education in September 2017. In this position, Kass helps support JHU’s many graduate and professional programs in developing students and preparing them to launch impactful careers. She implements and analyzes graduate student surveys, facilitates greater diversity and inclusion efforts in graduate programs, works on a PhD alumni database to help the university stay connected with professional students following graduation, and collaborates closely with schools to identify cross-cutting goals and initiatives.
Kass has dedicated her career to supporting bioethics research, practice, and education. In 2001, she became the first bioethicist to publish an ethics framework for public health. In 2009, she served on the World Health Organization Ethics Review Committee Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland, where she worked with representatives from around the world to establish ethics guidelines. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the Hastings Center.
Kass received her Doctor of Science in health policy from the Bloomberg School in 1989 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at Georgetown University’s Kennedy Institute of Ethics.