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.
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)
Fariba Houman, PHD, CIP currently serves as the Director of the Human Research Protections Program at Massachusetts Eye and Ear and Schepens Eye Research Institute. She is responsible for operations oversight, quality assurance, and regulatory compliance of their biomedical IRB. Dr. Houman received a Ph.D. in microbiology and molecular biology from Tufts Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences.
Robin M. Jones, MD is an Assistant Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School and a Staff Neurologist at Mass General Hospital. She received a BA in Philosophy from Yale, a MD from the University of Connecticut and trained in Neurology at MGH. She is interested in the issue of informed consent and assent in pediatrics as well as questions about advanced directives in the pediatric population. Robin is a recipient of the American Brain Tumor Association Research Fellowship.
A. Bernard Ackerman Professor of the Culture of Medicine
David Jones completed his A.B. degree at Harvard College in 1993 (History and Science), and then pursued a Ph.D. in History of Science at Harvard University and an M.D. at Harvard Medical School, receiving both in 2001. After an internship in pediatrics at Children's Hospital and Boston Medical Center, he trained as a psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, and then worked for two years as a staff psychiatrist in the Psychiatric Emergency Service at Cambridge Hospital.