Mark Barnes, JD, LLM

Since 2014, Mark Barnes has taught health care law and public health law at Yale Law School, and since 1999, he has taught the history of the regulation of the medical profession and other legal-medical issues in the first year curriculum of Yale Medical School. Mark is a partner at the international law firm, Ropes & Gray, where his client work focuses on human and animal research, stem cell and genetic research, research fraud, and international research. Mark formerly served at Harvard as the Senior Associate Provost for Research, and in 2004 started and directed for several years Harvard’s HIV/AIDS treatment programs in Nigeria, Tanzania, and Botswana. He has served as chief administrative officer at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and has held senior appointed positions in the New York City and State departments of health. Mark is co-chair of the Subcommittee on Harmonization of Research Regulations, HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Subjects Protections, and is a member of the Ethics Working Group of the NIH HIV Prevention Clinical Trials Network. He serves as the faculty co-chair of the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials Center of Harvard and Brigham and Women’s Hospital, which works with researchers, industry and regulators to improve standards and regulations for clinical trials, with a focus on the emerging economies.

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