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Javad T. Hashmi, 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.

Fellow in Bioethics

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.