Mr. Ali is a Research Scientist with the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He received a BA in Bioethics and Philosophy from the University of Toronto and his JD from the University of Pittsburgh, specializing in health law and bioethics. Mr. Ali is licensed to practice law in Pennsylvania and Washington DC. As faculty with the Berman Institute of Bioethics, Mr. Ali coordinates the Johns Hopkins-Fogarty African Bioethics Training Program, which engages in collaborative partnerships with institutions in sub-Saharan Africa to enhance research ethics capacity in the region ( In addition, he is involved with a project exploring conceptual and policy issues that arise in clinical environments where the boundary between research and practice is blurred. He also conducts informed consent empirical research, and has an ongoing interest in identifying best methods for bioethics education. Mr. Ali participates in a number of other ethics teaching and scholarship activities at Johns Hopkins University.