Description of Bioethics ExpertiseMarie Ward Doty Professor of Psychology & Director
Fordham University Center for Ethics Education
Dr. Fisher is also Past Chair of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Human Studies Review Board, a past member of the DHHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) and a founding editor of the journal Applied Developmental Science. She chaired the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Code Task Force and the New York State Licensing Board for Psychology and served on the National Institutes of Mental Health Data Safety and Monitoring Board, and the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Clinical Research Involving Children. Dr Fisher is author of Decoding the Ethics Code: A Practical Guide for Psychologists (Sage Publications), co-editor of 7 books including The Handbook of Ethical Research with Ethnocultural Populations and Communities and The Encyclopedia of Applied Developmental Science. (Sage Publications), and author of over 100 theoretical and empirical publications in the areas of ethics in medical and social science research and practice and life span development. Her federally funded research programs focus on ethical issues and well-being of vulnerable populations including ethnic minority youth and families, active drug users, college students at risk for drinking problems, and adults with impaired consent capacity.