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Cynthia McCarthy is a Bioethicist/Health Care Ethicist. She has been teaching Bioethics to pre-health care professionals/pre-med professionals for 18 years, the last 13 of which have been at the University of Pittsburgh. She specializes in topics related to direct patient/client interactions, research ethics and organ donation. McCarthy’s consulting work primarily revolves around the education of health care professionals and those working in the realm of public health. She has also devoted a considerable amount of time to behavioral health accreditation and as a member of several long-term National Institute of Health Data and Safety Monitoring Boards over the course of the last 20 years. She was recently named as an ethics consultant to the University of Pittsburgh’s Institutional Review Board.


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Education & Training

  • DHCE - Duquesne University
  • MA - Loyola University of Chicago
  • BS - University of Delaware