Faculty Scholars Program

Efthimios Parasidis, JD, MBE

Class of 2017
  • Professor of Law and Public Health
The Ohio State University
Scholar Project

Efthimios Parasidis has a joint appointment with The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the College of Public Health, and is a faculty affiliate with the College of Medicine’s Center for Bioethics. He focuses his research on the ethics and regulation of human subjects research, FDA law and policy, data ethics, and military medical ethics. His work has appeared in top journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, and Boston University Law Review, among others. He is co-author of a leading course book on the ethics and regulation of research with human subjects, and has a book on military medical ethics under contract with Oxford University Press.

Professor Parasidis serves as a law and bioethics consultant to the U.S. Air Force. In 2019 he was appointed to a National Institutes of Health clinical data science research ethics committee. The Greenwall Foundation awarded Professor Parasidis a Faculty Scholar in Bioethics fellowship for 2014-2017. As a Fulbright Scholar, Professor Parasidis researched legal and ethical issues related to medical informed consent policies and practices in Greece.

In addition to his scholarly work and public service, Professor Parasidis served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, under Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo. He also worked as an attorney in two large New York law firms. Professor Parasidis provides counsel to start-up companies, co-founded a health informatics start-up company, and is a co-inventor on a patent application related to health information technology.

For more information, visit: https://moritzlaw.osu.edu/faculty/efthimios-parasidis/

The Military Biomedical Complex: How National Security Impacts Military Medicine and Research

Grant Cycle: 2013 - 2014

The proliferation of innovative medical products and biomedical enhancements raises significant clinical, bioethical, and legal concerns, particularly in the military context when a goal of the U.S. Department of Defense is to create soldiers with superior physical, physiological, and cognitive abilities. In his research, Prof. Parasidis discovered that in the name of national security, the law embeds military command structure into military medicine and prevents injured service members from seeking redress through the courts. With this in mind, Prof. Parasidis will undertake a book project, which is under contract with Oxford University Press. The goal of his book is to motivate a debate on military medical ethics by proposing public policy reforms.


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