|University of Minnesota, PharmD
|Boston University School of Public Health, MPH
Susan Fish is Professor of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is also the Director of the MA in Clinical Investigation program at Boston University School of Medicine.
Dr. Fish received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Minnesota and her Masters of Public Health from Boston University, as well as a Bachelor's Degree in pharmacy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences and a Bachelor's Degree in chemistry and education from the University of Massachusetts.
Dr. Fish previously held positions as Director of Human Subjects Protection and Associate Director of the Office of Clinical Research at Boston University Medical Center (BUMC), Director of the BUMC Institutional Review Board and Director of Research Participant Safety at the General Clinical Research Center at Boston University School of Medicine. She has also served as Director of Regulatory Affairs at CareStat, Inc, (a contract research organization) and as Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center and Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. Prior to that, she was Associate Director of the Massachusetts Poison Control System and Associate Professor at Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Allied Health Sciences.
Dr. Fish has been a medical researcher for more than 30 years. She was a member of the Human Studies Committee at Boston City Hospital/Boston Medical Center from 1989-99 and served for five years as Associate Chair of the Committee. On the national level, Dr. Fish has been an active member of many organizations, including the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine and PRIM&R (Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research) where she serves on the Board of Directors. In addition, she served as a member of the Environmental Protection Agency’s first Human Studies Review Board.
In a variety of forums, Dr. Fish lectures on the design, conduct, and management of clinical trials, as well as research ethics and protection of human research subjects. She teaches courses at the Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine, and is frequently an invited speaker nationally. In addition, she has consulted with a variety of human research protection programs at universities, community hospitals, academic medical centers, and specialty hospitals.
Although she has a long history of research in the areas of clinical toxicology and emergency medicine, Dr. Fish has most recently focused on research ethics in general, and application of the federal regulations for waiver of informed consent in certain emergency research circumstances. Her sabbatical project was consistent with this focus, working as Project Director for PRIM&R’s Accreditation Project to develop a national accreditation system for human research protection programs.