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Fordham’s Dr. Celia B. Fisher on Charlie Sheen’s HIV disclosures: ‘Sex workers may not have the economic or social power to say no’

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While there has been no shortage of coverage of actor Charlie Sheen’s announcement last week that he is HIV positive, one aspect of the story has been noticeably missing: the complex power dynamic when an HIV-positive individual solicits a sex worker. For many sex workers, negotiating terms or leaving the situation may not be an option.

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‘High-Profile and HIV+’ Revives Ethical Questions

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This piece was originally published yesterday on
the Fordham News blog

By: Gina Vergel

Actor Charlie Sheen made headlines in 2011 with a number of trips to rehab, his dismissal from hit show Two and a Half Men, and a public meltdown.

Four years later, he’s back in the news, as he revealed he is HIV positive in a TODAY interview with Matt Lauer.

“It’s a hard three letters to absorb. It’s a turning point in one’s life,” the 50-year-old actor said to Lauer.

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Dr. Celia B. Fisher Presents Webinar on Ethics in Adolescent HIV Prevention Research: Youth and Parent Perspectives

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On October 14, 2015, Fordham University Center for Ethics Education Director Dr. Celia B. Fisher presented a webinar for the HIV/AIDS Network Coordination (HANC) on youth and parent perspectives on ethics in adolescent HIV prevention research.

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Invitation to Open Meeting on APHA Ethics Code Revision

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Public Health Code of Ethics Revision Kick-Off Meeting

The new APHA Ethics Code Task Force (ECTF) invites you to an open meeting for all APHA members at the annual APHA meeting Monday, November 2, 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. in Room S105A at McCormick Place Convention Center.

The first Public Health Code of Ethics, adopted by APHA in 2002, represented a major milestone, envisioned as a living document that would change over time to accommodate and respond to shifts and innovations in the field. The ECTF, chaired by Celia B. Fisher under the guidance of the APHA Ethics Section, comprises APHA members from a broad range of science, practice, policy, and teaching activities.

We are committed to a transparent and representative process to develop a document that reflects the values of the field and provides practical guidance for promoting and protecting the health of people, communities, and ecosystems in which we live. The ECTF looks forward to recommendations from and open discussion with APHA members.

“Achieving the healthiest nation in one generation will require all public health practitioners to address with the highest integrity the ethical challenges we face in research, practice, and policy.”

– Lisa M. Lee, Inaugural Chair of the APHA Ethics Section.

NIH’s New Definition of “Children” Finally Gets it Right: A Welcome Change for Children’s Health Equity


By Celia B. Fisher, Ph.D.

Under current federal research regulations, a “child” is defined as an individual younger than 21 years of age – a policy that has produced inequities in health research for youth younger than 18 years of age.

Beginning January 25th, 2016, that will change: the age of a child will be defined as an individual less than 18 years old. This is a welcome change that can begin to address the urgent need for age- and population-targeted research to avoid the use of treatments tested in young adult populations that may be unsuited for adolescents and children.

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Stopping Pseudoscience & Protecting Children’s Lives: Fordham’s Dr. Celia B. Fisher on SAMHSA Expert Panel Behind White House Groundbreaking Conversion Therapy Report



A report released today is a major step in President Obama’s commitment to expand the number of states enacting “Leelah’s Law,” which would ban the use of conversion therapy to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of lesbian, gay and transgender children and youth.

Dr. Celia B. Fisher, Director of the Fordham University Center for Ethics Education and the Marie Ward Doty Endowed Chair and Professor of Psychology served on the expert consensus panel whose recommendations form the basis of this report.

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Predatory Publishers: a $75 million-a-year business that can exacerbate health disparities

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A  longitudinal study published yesterday indicates that predatory publishing is big business, bringing in $75 million in 2014 alone by publishing nearly half a million articles.

Researchers in Finland conducted the first comprehensive study of predatory publishers, examining the e-business aspect as well as the inadequate peer-review process. They found that predatory journals have rapidly increased their publication volumes from 53,000 in 2010 to an estimated 420,000 articles in 2014, published by around 8,000 active journals.

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