Lecturer on Law
Mark Barnes is a partner at Ropes & Gray LLP, Lecturer on Law at the Harvard Law School, and faculty co-director of the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center at Harvard (MRCT), which seeks to improve the design, conduct and regulation of multi-national clinical trials, especially those sited in emerging economies. Mark formerly served as Senior Associate Provost for Research and as the senior research officer for Harvard University. For the Harvard AIDS treatment programs in Nigeria, Tanzania and Botswana, he served as executive director during periods from 2004 until 2009, and from 2009 until 2012 served as the Chair of the University Oversight Committee for that project. Mr. Barnes has served as the Executive Vice President and Chief Administrative Officer of St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and has held senior appointed positions in the New York City and New York State Departments of Health. He currently co-chairs the Subcommittee on Harmonization of the HHS Secretary's Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections, which seeks to harmonize FDA, OHRP and other HHS research regulations, and is a member of the Ethics Working Group of the NIH HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN). He also holds a faculty appointment at Yale School of Medicine.