Dr Patricia A. Marshall

Dr. Patricia A. Marshall

Professor of Bioethics and Anthropology, Co-Director of the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law in the Department of Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Marshall is Professor of Bioethics and Anthropology and Co-Director of the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law in the Department of Bioethics at the School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, United States. Her research and publications focus on cultural diversity and bioethics practices in clinical and research settings. Dr. Marshall received National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for a randomized trial testing the effectiveness of an educational video on comprehension of informed consent to genetic research in the United States and Nigeria. She was a member of the investigative team for developing community engagement strategies for HapMap Project sites in Nigeria and Kenya. Recently, Dr. Marshall was awarded an NIH Challenge Grant to conduct community-based research on knowledge and beliefs about genetic research and its relevance for reducing health inequalities. She has served on the boards of professional societies in bioethics and medical anthropology and has consulted with national and international agencies on health policy and ethics. In 2007, Dr. Marshall was appointed to the national Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections for the NIH Office Human Research Protections. She has served on the Advisory Board for the NIH John E. Fogarty International Center for Advanced Study in the Health Sciences, as a consultant on informed consent in international health research for the U.S. President’s National Bioethics Advisory Commission, and as a consultant to the World Health Organization’s Council for International Organizations of Medical Sciences on revisions of ethical guidelines for international research. Dr. Marshall received her Ph.D. in anthropology from the University of Kentucky in 1983.

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