Admission to the certificate program Is highly selective. A U.S. bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from a non-U.S. educational institution is required. No specific undergraduate course of study is required or recommended.
The certificate program can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis. For international participants, visas are not required because the program is offered online.
Program Director: Henry J. Silverman, M.D., M.A.
Dr. Silverman is a Professor of Medicine. He received a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Georgetown University and is chair of the Clinical Ethics Committee at the University of Maryland. Dr. Silverman teaches several graduates courses in ethics in the Master of Public Health Program. Since 2005, he has directed an NIH-sponsored international training program in research ethics focused on developing individual capacity in research ethics for individuals from the Middle East.
Robert Wachbroit, Ph.D.
Robert Wachbroit is an Associate Professor of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy at the University of California (Berkeley) after doing graduate work in philosophy at Oxford. He has held appointments at the University of Pennsylvania, the Maryland Biotechnology Institute, and the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. He has published in the areas of bioethics, health policy, science and technology policy, and philosophy of science.
Katherine Marconi, PhD., MS
Katherine Marconi is a Senior Lecturer. She received a PhD in Sociology from George Washington University and an MS Degree in Technology Management from The University of Maryland University College. Previously she taught at UMUC. She organized the Ryan White Care Act Office of Science and Epidemiology for The Health Resources and Services Administration, HHS, and the PEPFAR Strategic Information Unit in the Office of the US Global AIDS Ambassador, US Department of State. She has a number of public health publications focusing on global and domestic HIV, program implementation and evaluation, epidemiology, and palliative care. She co-edited Big Data and Health Informatics (CRC Press).