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Past John & Marsha Ryan Bioethicist- in- Residence

2007 Inaugural John & Marsha Ryan Bioethicist in Residence

Mark A. Rothstein

"Health Privacy in the Electronic Age"


As health providers and agencies race to link networks of electronic
health records, will it be possible to protect health privacy?

Wednesday, March 21, 2007
5 p.m.
Reception following presentation
Southern Illinois University School of Law
Life Science III, Auditorium (Room 1059)
1135 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901

Mark A. Rothstein holds the Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine and is Director of the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He received his B.A. from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D. from Georgetown University.

Professor Rothstein is a leading authority on the ethical, legal, and social implications of genetics, privacy, occupational health, employment law, and
public health law. He is Chair of the Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, the statutory advisory committee to the Secretary of Health and Human Services on health information policy, including the privacy regulations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. He is the immediate past-President of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.

He is the author or editor of 19 books. His latest book is Genetics: Ethics, Law and Policy (with Andrews & Mehlman).