Celia B. Fisher, PhD
Dr. Fisher's research has focused on ethics, life-span development and vulnerable populations. Her work has included the ethics of research on suicide and on adults with impaired consent capacity. She has also designed instructional materials on research ethics, and developed and examined assessment instruments for use in evaluating parent/child views on various topics, such as racial discrimination and cancer research. In addition, Dr. Fisher is a past member of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections and a founding editor of the journal Applied Developmental Science. She chaired the American Psychological Association’s Ethics Code Task Force and the New York State Licensing Board for Psychology, and served on the NIMH Data Safety and Monitoring Board, and the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Clinical Research Involving Children.
- Marie Ward Doty Professor of Psychology, and Director, Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University
- Chair, Human Research Subjects Board, Environmental Protection Agency
- PhD, 1978, Experimental Psychology, New School for Social Research
- Buchanan, D., Fisher, C. B., & Gable, L. (Eds.) Ethical and Legal Issues in Research with High Risk Populations. Washington DC: APA Books. Manuscript in preparation.
- Fisher, C., Fried, A. L., & Masty, J. K. (2007). Critical thinking and ethics in psychology. In R. J. Sternberg, H. L. Roediger, & D. F. Halpern (Eds.), Critical thinking in psychology (pp.271-288). New York: Cambridge University Press.
- Fisher, C. B. (2006). Clinical trials results databases: Unanswered questions. Science, 311(5758), 180-181.
- Fisher, C. B., Cea, C., Davidson, P. W., & Fried, A. L. (2006). Capacity of persons with mental retardation to consent to participate in randomized clinical trials. American Journal of Psychiatry, 163(10), 1813-1820.
- Fisher, C. B., & Masty, J. K. (2006). A goodness-of-fit ethic for informed consent to pediatric cancer research. In Brown, R. T. (Ed.), Comprehensive handbook of childhood cancer and sickle cell disease: A biopsychosocial approach (pp. 205-217). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.
- Advice for Advancement
- Certificates of Confidentiality
- Do Limits to Confidentiality Bias the Sample?
- Educate Your IRB
- Having a Family Affects Your Research
- HIPAA in Research
- Mentors Should Model Ethical Behavior
- Pilot Your Ethics Methods
- Scientist as Gladiator
- The Scientist-Citizen Dilemma