Fordham University            The Jesuit University of New York

About the Director

Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized leader in research on research ethics. In addition to the RETI Institute Director, she is the Marie Ward Doty Chair and Professor of Psychology, and founding Director of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education. She has chaired numerous federal, state and organizational ethics committees include the Environmental Protection Agency's Human Studies Review Board, Children's Research Subcommittee for the DHHS Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections, American Psychological Association’s Ethics Code Task Force and the New York State Licensing Board for Psychology. 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.

Below is a sample of Dr. Fisher's work related to substance use and HIV prevention research ethics

Fisher, C.B., True, G., Alexander, L., & Fried, A.L. (2013).  Moral stress, moral practice, and ethical climate in community-based drug use research: Views from the frontline.  American Journal of Bioethics Primary Research, 4(3), 27-38.

Fisher, C. B. & McCarthy, E. L. (2013). Ethics in prevention science involving genetic testing. [Special issue] Prevention Science, 14, 310-318.   PMID: 23354905

Fisher, C. B. (2011). Addiction research ethics and the Belmont principles: Do drug users have a different moral voice? Substance Use & Misuse, 46, 728-741.

Fisher, C. B.  (2010). Enhancing HIV trial consent preparedness among street drug users.Journal of Empirical Research on Human Research Ethics, 5, 65-80.  PMCID: PMC3133928

Oransky, M., Fisher, C. B., Mahadevan, M., & Singer, M. (2009). Barriers and opportunities for recruitment for nonintervention studies on HIV risk: Perspectives of street drug users. Substance Use & Misuse, 44, 1642-1659.

Fisher, C. B., Oranksy, M., Mahadevan, M., Singer, M., Mirhej, G., & Hodge, G. D. (2009). Do drug abuse researchers have a duty to protect third parties from HIV transmission? Moral perspectives of street drug users. In D. Buchanan, C. B. Fisher, & L. Gable (Eds.), Research with high-risk populations: Balancing science, ethics, and law (pp. 189-206). Washington, DC: APA Books.

Fisher, C. B., Oransky, M., Mahadevan, M., Singer, M., Mirhej, G., & Hodge, D. (2008). Marginalized populations and drug addiction research: Realism, mistrust, and misconception. IRB: Ethics & Human Research, 30, 1-9.

Fisher, C. B. (2004). Ethics in drug abuse and related HIV risk research. Applied Developmental Science, 8(2), 91-103.

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