Holly Fernandez Lynch is John Russell Dickson, MD Presidential Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Assistant Faculty Director of Online Education in the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania. She is also a Senior Fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2012 to 2017, she was the Executive Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.
Fernandez Lynch’s scholarly work focuses primarily on the ethics and regulation of research with human subjects and related areas, including payment to research participants, research with biospecimens, the use of social media in research settings, patient-engaged research, research risks to bystanders, access to investigational therapies (including “Right to Try”), and the quality of Institutional Review Board oversight of research. She is the founder and co-chair of the Consortium to Advance Effective Research Ethics Oversight (AEREO), established in 2018.
For more on Holly Fernandez Lynch’s research and publications, please visit her website.
The Health Law Policy, Bioethics and Biotechnology Workshop, led by Professor I. Glenn Cohen, provides a forum for discussion of new scholarship from leading researchers and opinion-makers in the fields at the intersection of health and law.
Workshops are held on Monday evenings from 5-7 pm, and are open to the public. Copies of the papers will generally be posted one week in advance on the Petrie-Flom Center website. Click here to view the full schedule.
Questions about the workshop can be directed to jminnich at law.harvard.edu