Steven Joffe

Art and Ilene Penn Professor of Medical Ethics Health Policy, & Professor of Pediatrics, & Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine

Joffe is a pediatric oncologist and bioethicist and Director of the Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics and the Penn Postdoctoral Training Program in the Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) of Genetics and Genomics. His research addresses the many ethical challenges that arise in the conduct of clinical and translational investigation. 

Joffe has led NIH-, PCORI- and foundation-funded projects to study the roles and responsibilities of principal investigators in multicenter randomized trials, accountability in the clinical research enterprise, children’s capacity to engage in research decisions, return of individual genetic results to participants in epidemiologic cohort studies, the integration of whole-exome sequencing technologies into the clinical care of cancer patients, strategies for diagnosis of germline risk among young adults with cancer, and the nature and challenges of learning health systems.