Patricia Marshall is Professor Emerita of Bioethics.
Dr. Marshall’s training is in medical anthropology. She has worked in the field of bioethics for more than thirty years. Her research and scholarly publications have focused on national and international research ethics, informed consent, and cultural diversity and bioethics practices. In recent years, her work has focused on ethical and social issues associated with genomics.
Dr. Marshall was Co-Director of the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law in the Department of Bioethics at the
Dr. Marshall has been awarded numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for her research. In the area of genomics, she was funded to conduct a randomized trial testing the effectiveness of an educational video on comprehension of informed consent to genetic research in the
Dr. Marshall is a past member of the executive boards of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the Society for Medical Anthropology, and the Society for Bioethics Consultation. She served on the Advisory Board for the
- Research Ethics
- Cross-Cultural Issues
- HIV and AIDS
Dr. Marshall's current research activities include a cross-cultural study of informed consent to genetic epidemiological research on hypertension and breast cancer in the U.S. and Nigeria. She is a member of the investigative team for the development of a haplotype map for the human genome at project sites in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa. Dr. Marshall is working with colleagues on a multi-site study of effective strategies for hepatitis B vaccinations for injection drug users. She is a co-investigator on a multi-site study of challenges associated with informed consent in tissue donation in the U.S. She is now developing a study of informed consent practices in HIV clinical trials being implemented in Uganda.