Associate Professor of Global Health and Poplulation
Nir Eyal is Associate Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine (Bioethics) at the Harvard Medical School. He is also appointed at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health Department of Global Health and Population, and at the Harvard University Program in Ethics and Health. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Dr. Eyal was the Harold T. Shapiro Postdoctoral Fellow in Bioethics at the Center for Human Values of Princeton University and previously, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Clinical Bioethics of the National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Grace Farris graduated from Brown Medical School in 2008. She completed her internal medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. Dr. Farris is a hospitalist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, and is part of the Katherine Swan Ginsburg Humanism in Medicine Program Associate Faculty. Dr. Farris's scholarly interests include narrative medicine, ethics in hospital medicine and the care of the hospitalized elderly. She is the co-course director of the Harvard Medical School Aging: Bench to Bedside fourth year elective.
Ralph Freidin is a primary care physician retired after 35 years of community practice. He is an emeritus attending physician at the Mount Auburn Hospital and clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. His interests include the process of doctor-patient communications and as well as informed consent. He teaches Medical Ethics and Professionalism to first year Harvard Medical students. Dr. Freidin has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and the Annals of Internal Medicine.
Judi Beckman Friedson, MS, RN is a Clinical Ethicist at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she coordinates and facilitates ethics consultations, leads the unit-based ethics rounds program, and implements ethics educational programs. She is a member of the Boston Children’s Ethics Advisory Committee, co-chairs the hospital-wide MOLST Implementation Taskforce, and served as the MOLST liaison between MA Department of Public Health and Boston Children’s Hospital while the new state-wide MOLST policy was implemented.
Charlotte Harrison is Hospital Ethicist and Director of the Office of Ethics at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she also co-chairs the Ethics Advisory Committee. She has served as director of the hospital’s literature and medicine program and has co-chaired organizational ethics task forces addressed to issues in the provision of extracorporeal life support and the conduct of organ donation after circulatory death. At the Center for Bioethics, she co-chairs the Organizational Ethics Interest Group with James Sabin MD.
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)
Javad Hashmi, MD is an attending physician in the Emergency Department at Athol Memorial Hospital, a critical access hospital in an underserved region of Massachusetts. He is pursuing a master's degree in theological studies at Harvard University. As a Fellow of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, Dr. Hashmi is interested in the intersection between ethics, theology, and human rights. He is specifically interested in Islamic bioethics and believes Muslim physicians like himself must play a role in advocating for human and women's rights in the Islamic world.
Marta Herschkopf, MD, MSt is a psychiatrist on the consultation service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and an instructor at Harvard Medical School. She earned a master’s degree in Theology from Oxford and completed her medical training at Harvard Medical School and New York University. She is interested in ethical issues regarding medical decision-making capacity and personality disorders. Marta has also published and lectured widely on the interplay of psychiatry/medicine and spirituality.