Course Director

Ruth L. Fischbach, Ph.D., M.P.E.

Guest Faculty

Kathy L. Hudson, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director, Genetics and Public Policy Center, Berman Bioethics Institute & Institute of Genetic Medicine, Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.

Thomas H. Murray, Ph.D., President & CEO, The Hastings Center, Garrison, New York

Kenneth Offit, M.D., M.P.H., Chief, Clinical Genetics Service, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center; Professor, Medicine and Public Health, Weill Medical College, Cornell University, New York, New York

Gladys  E. Maestre, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Neuroscience, University of Zulia, Venezuela; Research Associate, Columbia University Sergievsky Center, New York, New York

Columbia University Medical Center &
New York State Psychiatric Institute Faculty

Lawrence Amsel, M.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry; Director of Dissemination Research for Trauma Treatment and Studies; Associate for Medical Education at The Hastings Center

Ronald Bayer, Ph.D., Professor of Public Health

Heather Butts, J.D., M.P.H., M.A., Institutional Review Board (IRB), Regulatory Specialist

Mary Byrne, Ph.D., M.S., M.P.H., F.A.A.N., Professor of Clinical Nursing

Wendy K. Chung, M.D., Ph.D., Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in Medicine; Director of Clinical Genetics

Amy Fairchild, Ph.D., M.P.H., Assistant Professor; Assistant Director, Scholarly and Academic Affairs, Center for the History & Ethics of Public Health

Gerald D. Fischbach, M.D., Executive Vice President for Health and Biomedical Sciences; Dean of the Faculty of Medicine; Hatch Professor; Professor of Pharmacology in the Center for Neurobiology and Behavior

Ruth L. Fischbach, Ph.D., M.P.E., Professor of Bioethics; Director, Center for Bioethics

Robert Fullilove, Ed.D., Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences; Associate Dean for Community and Minority Affairs; Co-Director of the Community Research Group

George Gasparis, CUMC Institutional Review Board (IRB) Executive Director

Deborah S. Hasin, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Public Health

Robert Klitzman, M.D., Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Marianne J. Legato, M.D., Professor of Clinical Medicine; Founder and Director of the Partnership for Gender-Specific Medicine

Rudolph L. Leibel, M.D., Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine; Head, Division of Molecular Genetics; Co-Director, Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center

Barron H. Lerner, M.D., Ph.D., Angelica Berrie Gold Foundation Assistant Professor of Medicine & Public Health

John Loike, Ph.D., Co-Director for Graduate Studies, Department of Physiology and Cellular Biophysics

Karen S. Marder, M.D., M.P.H., Kerlin Professor of Neurology in the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center and the Taub Institute

Joyce Plaza, M.S., M.Be., Deputy Director, Center for Bioethics

Ruth Ottman, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology in Neurology and the Sergievsky Center

Victor B. Penchaszadeh, M.D., M.Sc., Professor of Genetics and Public Health

Ruby Senie, Ph.D., Professor of Epidemiology and Sociomedical Sciences

Scott A. Small, M.D., Herbert Irving Assistant Professor of Neurology

Zena Stein, M.D., Professor Emeritus in Public Health; Special Lecturer in Epidemiology

David H. Strauss, M.D., Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry; Chairman, Institutional Review Board; Director, Office of Human Subjects Research

Dorothy Warburton, Ph.D., Professor of Clinical Genetics & Development

Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology; Chief, Division of Clinical and Genetic Epidemiology

Nancy Wexler, Ph.D., Higgins Professor of Neuropsychology; President, Hereditary Disease Foundation

Jennifer Williamson-Catania, M.S., C.G.C., Senior Staff Associate/Genetic Counselor, Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the Aging Brain