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Mason Marks

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Mason Marks is visiting fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project, a joint research fellow at NYU Law School’s Information Law Institute and Cornell Tech’s Digital Life Initiative, and an external doctoral researcher at the Center for Law and Digital Technologies at Leiden Law School.

Mason conducts research on health law, data privacy, and FDA regulation. He is interested in the application of artificial intelligence to clinical decision-making in medicine, how emerging technologies such as big data and machine learning disrupt traditional flows of health information, and how European and American privacy laws affect the collection and processing of health data.

Mason received his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School. He is a member of the California Bar, and he practiced intellectual property law in the San Francisco Bay Area. Prior to law school, he received his M.D. from Tufts University and his B.A. in Biology from Amherst College. Mason’s law and technology writing has been published in Wired, STAT, the Houston Chronicle, and the NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy. He is a regulator contributor to Harvard Law School’s Bill of Health, an online publication of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. In 2018, he led a reading group for Yale law students titled Regulating the Future of Medicine.

Social Media Links:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/MasonMarksMD (@MasonMarksMD)

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/masonmarks/


Selected Publications:

Tiffany Li and Mason Marks, Privacy Guidelines for DNA Testing Fall Short, Houston Chronicle (2018).

Mason Marks and Tiffany Li, DNA Donors Must Demand Stronger Protection for Genetic Privacy, STAT First Opinion (2018).

Mason Marks, Psychedelic Medicine for Mental Illness and Substance Use Disorders: Overcoming Social and Legal Obstacles, 21 NYU Journal of Legislation and Public Policy (2018).

Mason Marks, Emergent Medical Data, Harvard Law School Bill of Health (2017).

Mason Marks, Patents Play a Growing Role in the Marijuana Industry (published as Want Your Marijuana Startup to Succeed? Study Patent Law), WIRED (2016).