Faith Fletcher, Ph.D, M.A.
Faith Fletcher, Ph.D, M.A.
- Assistant Professor
Center for Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Baylor College of Medicine
- PhD from University of South Carolina (USC)
- 05/2011 - Columbia, South Carolina United States
- MA from Michigan State University (MSU)
- 05/2006 - East Lansing, Michigan United States
- BS from Tuskegee University (TU)
- 05/2004 - Tuskegee, Alabama United States
Honors & Awards
- Senior Advisor, The Hastings Center
- Society of Family Planning Changemakers Award
- Invited Faculty, Fordham University HIV Research Ethics Training Institute
- Academy of Ethics Fellow, Trinity International University Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity
- National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 under 40 Leaders in Health
- Population Science Postdoctoral Fellow
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center (UTMDACC) Department of Behavioral Science, Houston, Texas
- Health equity and public health ethics
- Structural stigma, bias and marginalization in health care and research encounters
- Stakeholder and patient engagement processes and approaches
- Women’s health and reproductive decision-making
Professional StatementFaith Fletcher, PhD, MA, is an Assistant Professor in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy at Baylor College of Medicine, senior advisor to the Hastings Center, and a Hastings Center Fellow. Dr. Fletcher is national scholar and leader in diversity, inclusion and health equity including her integrated public health and bioethics research designed to advance the health and well-being of minoritized populations. She is currently funded through the National Institutes of Health Mentored Research Scientist Development K01 Award to work with community partners and other stakeholders to develop ethical practices and guidelines for engaging medically underserved populations in genomics research. She is also a 2020 Society of Family Planning Changemakers grantee dedicated to collaborating with medically underserved communities by embracing them as valued research partners to promote equity in family planning research and outcomes.
Dr. Fletcher received training through Fordham University’s HIV Research Ethics Training Institute and is a contributor to the American Public Health Association’s new Code of Public Health Ethics. She is the former co-chair of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities RACE Affinity Group, a national special interest group committed to promoting bioethics discourse and collaboration around social and structural disadvantage. In 2017, Dr. Fletcher was named one of the National Minority Quality Forum’s 40 under 40 Leaders in Health, a prestigious award that acknowledges the next generation of leaders primed to reduce health inequities.
Dr. Fletcher received her BS in biology from Tuskegee University with concentrations in bioethics and philosophy, her MA in bioethics, humanities, and society from Michigan State University, and her PhD in health promotion, education and behavior from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Fletcher also completed a National Cancer Institute R25T-funded Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Behavioral Science at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
- K McCabe, A Hotton, A B Loyd, B Floyd, G Donenberg, F E Fletcher "The process of adapting a sexual health intervention for Black early adolescents: a stakeholder engagement approach." Health Educ Res . 2022 Mar;37(1):7-22. Pubmed PMID: 34865042
- Kaplan HM, Fletcher FE "Should Clinicians Ask Hospitalized Covid Patients Why They Aren’t Vaccinated?." Hastings Bioethics Forum. 2021 Dec 21
- Folasade C Lapite, Stephanie R Morain, Faith E Fletcher "Grounding Medical Education in Health Equity: The Time is Now." Am J Bioeth . 2021 Sep;21(9):23-25. Pubmed PMID: 34399667
- Fletcher FE, Ray K, Brown V, Dupree C. "Reckoning with Anti-Black Racism in Bioethics: Key Takeaways." Hastings Bioethics Forum. 2021 Dec 13
- Health Educ Behav "The Long Arm of Oppression: How Structural Stigma Against Marginalized Communities Perpetuates Within-Group Health Disparities.." Health Educ Behav . 2021 Jun;48(3):342-351. Pubmed PMID: 34080480
- Fletcher FE, Thomas SP, Lapite F, Ray K. "Bioethics Must Exemplify a Clear Path toward Social Justice: A Call to Action." Am J Bioeth. 2021;22(2):14-16. Pubmed PMID: 34962203
- Best AL, Fletcher FE, Kadono M, Warren RC. "Institutional Distrust among African Americans and Building Trustworthiness in the COVID-19 Response: Implications for Ethical Public Health Practice." J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2021;31(1):90-98. Pubmed PMID: 33678683
- Faith E Fletcher, Ndidiamaka Amutah-Onukagha, Julie Attys, Whitney S Rice "How Can the Experiences of Black Women Living With HIV Inform Equitable and Respectful Reproductive Health Care Delivery?." AMA J Ethics. 2021 Feb 1;23(2):E156-165. Pubmed PMID: 33635196
- Rice WS, Fletcher FE, Akingbade B, Kan M, Whitfield S, Ross S, Gakumo CA, Ofotokun I, Konkle-Parker DJ, Cohen MH, Wingood GM, Pence BW, Adimora AA, Taylor TN, Wilson TE, Weiser SD, Kempf MC, Turan B, Turan JM. "Quality of care for Black and Latina women living with HIV in the U.S.: a qualitative study." Int J Equity Health . 2020 Jul 6;19(1):115. Pubmed PMID: 32631424
- Stewart CA, Cooper KE, Raymond MB, Fletcher FE, Bonham VL "Pragmatic Clinical Trial-Collateral Findings: Recognizing the Needs of Low-Resource Research Participants.." Am J Bioeth. 2020 Jan;20(1):19-21. Pubmed PMID: 31896326
- Fletcher FE, Sherwood NR, Rice WS, Yigit I, Ross SN, Wilson TE, Weiser SD, Johnson MO, Kempf MC, Konkle-Parker D, Wingood G, Turan JM, Turan B. "Resilience and HIV Treatment Outcomes Among Women Living with HIV in the United States: A Mixed-Methods Analysis." AIDS Patient Care STDS. 2020 Aug;34(8):356-366. Pubmed PMID: 32757978
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