Mary Faith Marshall
Mary Faith Marshall, Ph.D., FCCM
Director, Program in Biomedical Ethics
Mary Faith Marshall, Ph.D., FCCM returned to the University of Virginia in 2012 as Kornfeld Professor and Director of the Program in Biomedical Ethics at the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Humanities. She is Professor of Public Health Sciences in the School of Medicine and Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing. She serves on the Ethics Committee and the Ethics Consult Service of the Medical Center and is involved in teaching, clinical service, and scholarship in a wide array of issues in bioethics.
Dr. Marshall is a former Associate Dean for Social Medicine
and Medical Humanities and Professor of Family Medicine and Community
Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Marshall was
a Professor and Interim Co-Director of the Center for Bioethics and
Director of the Center for Medical Humanities in the Academic Health
Center. She served as a tri-chairman of the University of Minnesota
Medical Center, Fairview Ethics Committee and as Director of the Ethics
Dr. Marshall is a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the American Association for Bioethics. She is an elected fellow of the American College of Critical Care. She received the Trailblazer Award from the NAACP (Charleston Chapter) in 1999 for her work in perinatal substance abuse and has testified on this subject before Congress and in US District Court.
At the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Marshall serves on the intramural Cardiology and Hematology Data Safety and Monitoring Boards of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and on the Therapeutics DSMB for Africa of the Division of Aids of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She has served on multiple special emphasis panels, review panels and study sections at NIH and in the public and private sectors. She is a former member of the Council of Academic Societies of the Association of American Medical Colleges. She serves on the Committee on Ethics of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and has served on the Ethics Committee of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.
At the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services she served as chair of the National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee and has served as a special expert consultant to the Secretary on research involving children and prisoners. At the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science Dr. Marshall served as an expert advisor to the committee, “Assessing the System for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research” and helped create its reports, “Preserving the Public Trust: Accreditation and Human Research Participant Programs” and “Responsible Research: A Systems Approach to Protecting Research Participants.” She has served as a member of on-site evaluation teams for the Office for Human Research Protections. She chaired the advisory board of the former Partners for Human Research Protections, a joint accreditation program of the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Dr. Marshall is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Marrow Donor Program.
Dr. Marshall received her undergraduate education (B.A. Psychology and BSN) and a Ph.D. in Religious Studies (applied ethics) from the University of Virginia where she was the Paddock Graduate Fellow in Biomedical Ethics. At the Medical University of South Carolina, she was Director of the Program in Bioethics. At Kansas University Medical Center she was Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Law and Policy. Dr. Marshall is a co-author of the first and second editions of the text “Introduction to Clinical Ethics.” She has published numerous reports, book chapters, and articles in the fields of clinical and research and ethics, as well as on pandemic planning and allocation of scarce resources. She has published extensively on ethical issues inherent in perinatal substance abuse and coercive interventions in pregnancy.