Mark A. Rothstein

Education:Mark A. Rothstein 

B.A., University of Pittsburgh
J.D., Georgetown University

Curriculum Vitae

Current Positions:

Herbert F. Boehl Chair of Law and Medicine
Director, Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law
University of Louisville School of Medicine

Contact Information


Telephone: (502)852-4982


Research Description:

Research ethics


Health privacy

Public health

Literature Cited:

  1. Rothstein MA.  Precision medicine and the risk to privacy.  The SciTech Lawyer 2018;15(1).
  2. Rothstein MA.  GINA at ten and the future of genetic nondiscrimination law.  Hastings Center Report 2018 May 26;48(3):5-7. PMID: 29806900.
  3. Rothstein MA.  Reconsidering the duty to warn genetically at-risk relatives.  Genetics in Medicine 2018 Mar;20(3):285-90. PMID: 29388945.
  4. Rothstein MA.  Structural challenges of precision medicine.  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2017 Summer;45(2):274-9.
  5. Rothstein MA, Harrell HL, Marchant GE.  Transgenerational epigenetics and environmental justice.  Environmental Epigenetics 2017 July 1;3(3):1-11. eCollection 2017. Review. PMID: 29492313.
  6. Rothstein MA.  Some lingering concerns about the precision medicine initiative.  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2016 Sep;44(3):520-5. PMID: 27587456.
  7. Rothstein MA.  The end of the HIPAA Privacy Rule?  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2016 Jun;44(2):352-8. PMID: 27338610.
  8. Rothstein MA, Knoppers BM, Harrell HL.  Comparative approaches to biobanks and privacy.  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2016 Mar;44(1):161-72. PMID: 27256132.
  9. Harrell HL, Rothstein MA.  Biobanking research and privacy laws in the United States,.  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2016 Mar;44(1):106-27. PMID: 27256128.
  10. Rothstein MA, Wilbanks JT, Brothers KB.  Citizen Science on your Smartphone: An ELSI research agenda.  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2015 Winter;43(4):897-903. PMID: 26711425.
  11. Rothstein MA.  Ethical issues in Big Data health research.  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2015 Summer; 43(2):425-9. PMID: 26242964.
  12. Brothers KB, Rothstein MA.  Ethical, legal, and social implications of incorporating personalized medicine into healthcare.  Personalized Medicine 2015 ;12(1):43-51. PMID: 25601880.
  13. Rothstein MA.  Privacy and technology in the Twenty-first Century.  University of Louisville Law Review 2014;52:333-44.
  14. Rothstein MA.  Epigenetic exceptionalism.  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2013;41(3):733-6. PMID: 24134349.
  15. Rothstein MA.  HIPAA Privacy Rule 2.0.  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2013;41(2):525-8. PMID: 23802902.
  16. Rothstein MA, Shoben AB.  Does consent bias research?  American Journal of Bioethics 2013;13(4):27-37. PMID: 23514393
  17. Rothstein MA, Siegal G.  Health information technology and physicians’ duty to notify patients of new medical developments.  Houston Journal of Health Law & Policy 2012;12(1):93-136.  
  18. Rothstein MA.  The case against precipitous, population-wide, whole-genome sequencing.  Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 2012;40(3):682-9. PMID: 23061594.
  19. Rothstein MA.  Is deidentification sufficient to protect health privacy in research?  American Journal of Bioethics 2010 Sep;10(9):3-11. PMID: 20818545. PMCID: PMC3032399.
  20. Rothstein MA, Cai Y, Marchant GE.  The ghost in our genes: Legal and ethical implications of epigenetics.  Health Matrix Cleveland 2009 Winter;19(1):1-62. PMID: 19459537. PMCID: PMC3034450.

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