Title/Position: Director, RCR Program; Co-Director, Research Ethics Consultation ServiceProfile:
Reid Cushman directs the UM training program in the Responsible Conduct of Research (RCR). With Robin Fiore, he co-directs the Research Ethics Consultation Service. He is the Director of Technology Development for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program).
Dr. Cushman received his training in economics, political science and public policy at the University of Virginia. Prior to coming to UM, he was a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation postdoctoral health policy fellow at Yale University, and a lecturer at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California at Berkeley. His teaching background includes courses in ethics and public policy, health care economics, health care policy, political philosophy, science and technology policy, and statistics and research methods, at UC-Berkeley, UM, UVa and other universities. In addition to RCR instruction, he currently teaches in UM’s Health Executive MBA program.
Dr. Cushman specializes in information technology and health care policy, and was part of the Ethics Programs ELSI team for RWJF’s Project HealthDesign study of personal health records. He developed the University’s Privacy and Data Protection web site, under the auspices of the Ethics Programs’ project of the same name, as part of UM’s initial HIPAA compliance efforts. Prior to rejoining the UM Ethics Programs in 2010, he was Director of Operations and User Support for the UM Department of Medical Information Technology. He is an author and editor for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) Program series on Human Subjects Research, Health Information Privacy and Security, and Responsible Conduct of Research.
His primary faculty appointment is as a research assistant professor in the Department of Medicine, with secondary appointments in the departments of Health Informatics and Public Health.
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