Mary Faith Marshall, PhD, FCCM, is a Professor in the Center for Bioethics in the Academic Health Center, and a Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health in the College of Medicine at the University of Minnesota. At the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, she is co-chairperson of the Ethics Committee and Director of the Ethics Consultation Service.
Dr. Marshall is a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the American Association for Bioethics. She is an elected fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and a former fellow of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics. She received the Trailblazer Award from the NAACP (Charleston Chapter) in 1999 for her work in perinatal substance abuse and has testified on this subject before Congress and in US District Court.
At the National Institutes of Health, Dr. Marshall served on the first special research ethics review panel advisory to the director and sits on the intramural Cardiology and Hematology Data Safety and Monitoring Boards of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute and on the DSMB for Africa of the Division of Aids of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. She has served on multiple special emphasis panels, review panels and study sections at NIH and in the public and private sectors. She recently served as inaugural chairman of NIH Grant Review Panel, RFA-OD-10-006, Program to Enhance NIH-Supported Global Health Research Involving Human Subjects.
She is a former member the Council of Academic Societies of the Association of American Medical Colleges.
At the US Department of Health and Human Services she served as chairman of the National Human Research Protections Advisory Committee and continues to serve as a special expert consultant to the Secretary, DHHS on research involving children and prisoners. At the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science Dr. Marshall served on the committee, "Assessing the System for the Protection of Human Subjects of Research" and helped create its reports, "Preserving the Public Trust: Accreditation and Human Research Participant Programs" and "Responsible Research: A Systems Approach to Protecting Research Participants." She is a member of on-site evaluation teams for the Office for Human Research Protections. She was chairman of the advisory board of the former Partners for Human Research Protections, a joint accreditation program of the National Committee for Quality Assurance and the Joint Commission for Accreditation of Health Care Organizations. Dr. Marshall is a former member of the Board of Directors of the National Marrow Donor Program.
Dr. Marshall received her undergraduate education and a PhD in religious studies (applied ethics) from the University of Virginia where she was the Paddock Graduate Fellow in Biomedical Ethics. Dr. Marshall served on the faculty of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Virginia Health Sciences Center where she was Director of Advanced Studies in Clinical Ethics and Director of the Health Sciences Center 's Ethics Consultation Service. At the Medical University of South Carolina, she was Director of the Program in Bioethics. At Kansas University Medical Center she was Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Law and Policy. Dr. Marshall is a co-author of the first and second editions of the text "Introduction to Clinical Ethics." She has published numerous reports, book chapters, and articles in the fields of clinical, research and neuro-ethics, and has written extensively on ethical issues inherent in perinatal substance abuse and pandemic planning.