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Mary Marshall Clark

Senior Research Scientist in the Interdisciplinary Center for Innovative Theory and Empirics
404 Burke Library
  • Co-Director, Columbia’s Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) degree program
  • Director, Columbia Center for Oral History and Research

In addition to being the Director of CCOH, Mary Marshall Clark is co-director of Columbia’s Oral History Master of Arts (OHMA) degree program, founded in 2008-09. Formerly, she was an oral historian and filmmaker at the New York Times. Mary Marshall has been involved in the international oral history movement since 1991, and was was president of the Oral History Association in 2001-2002. She is the founder, with Peter Bearman, of the September 11, 2001 Oral History Narrative and Memory Project, and directed related projects on the aftermath of September 11th in New York City. Mary Marshall writes on issues of memory, the mass media, trauma, and ethics in oral history. Her current work focuses on the global impact of torture and detention policies at Guantánamo Bay. She enjoys photography, long walks in all four seasons, and time with friends and family at the sea.

Research & Other Works
Unconventional combinations of prospective parents: ethical challenges faced by IVF providers
How much is a child worth? Providers’ and patients’ views and responses concerning ethical and policy challenges in paying for ART
Linguistic and Cultural Challenges in Communication and Translation in US-Sponsored HIV Prevention Research in Emerging Economies
Pleasing doctors: when it gets in the way
"Post-Residency Disease" and the Medical Self: Identity, Work, and Health Care Among Doctors Who Become Patients
Coercion and undue influence in decisions to participate in psychiatric research – methodological issues
From anonymity to “open doors”: IRB responses to tensions with researchers
How local IRBs view central IRBs in the US
The Ethics Police?: IRBs' Views Concerning Their Power
“Members of the Same Club”: Challenges and Decisions Faced by US IRBs in Identifying and Managing Conflicts of Interest
Preimplantation genetic diagnosis on in vitro fertilization clinic websites: presentations of risks, benefits and other information
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