Mark A. Rothstein
Areas of Expertise & Civic Involvements
Rothstein has concentrated his research on bioethics (especially health privacy), public health law and ethics (he is the ethics editor of the American Journal of Public Health), and genetics (especially issues involving research and application of new genetic discoveries). From 1999-2008, he was a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, where he chaired the Subcommittee on Privacy and Confidentiality. The Committee advises the Secretary of Health and Human Services on health privacy issues, including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule and electronic health records.
Rothstein has appeared on 60 Minutes, C-SPAN, CNN, PBS, NPR, and in leading print media. Some other recent popular contributions are listed below: