Benjamin Silverman, M.D., is an IRB Chair for the Partners Human Research Committee (Partners HealthCare System, Inc), the IRB responsible for oversight of human subjects research at McLean Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Brigham and Women's Hospital, among others. He is an Instructor in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and is board-certified in psychiatry and addiction psychiatry.
Dr. Silverman graduated from college and medical school at the Johns Hopkins University and completed his psychiatry residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. Dr. Silverman completed fellowship training in addiction psychiatry through the Partners HealthCare System. He additionally completed fellowship training with the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, where he remains on the faculty and teaches medical ethics and professionalism to first year medical students.
Dr. Silverman's academic interests center on research ethics, in particular pertaining to research conducted with vulnerable populations, as well as the ethical dilemmas related to privacy presented by emerging information technologies. Dr. Silverman is currently a co-Investigator on two projects, one NIH-funded, aimed toward analyzing the ethics of digital phenotyping in psychiatric research.