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Nancy Berlinger

Adjunct Professor

nancy berlinger


Carman Hall 388
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B.A., Smith College
M.Div., Union Theological Seminary
Ph.D., University of Glasgow


Nancy Berlinger, PhD, is a Research Scholar, and Director, Visiting Scholar Program, at The Hastings Center, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit bioethics research institute based in Garrison, NY. She is an expert on ethical challenges in health care work and on related health and social policy, with special interests in health care access and social integration for migrants; the social ethics of aging societies, treatment decision-making and care for seriously ill people and problems of safety and harm in health care systems. She is the author, co-author, or co-editor of four books. She co-founded and co-directs The Hastings Center’s Undocumented Patients project, which maintains a web-based knowledge hub for clinicians, scholars, students, journalists, and policymakers and has developed policy recommendations for improved city-level solutions in New York City. At Lehman, she teaches an interdisciplinary, writing-intensive course on “Migration.” She serves on the Bioethics Committee at Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, NY). For her full bio, see