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Monday, May 6, 2013

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law Welcomes New Health Law Faculty Members Micah Berman and Efthimios Parasidis

The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law welcomes two new health law faculty members, Professors Micah Berman and Efthimios Parasidis. A big Ohio welcome to both! 

Here are their short bios:

BermanMicah Berman’s expertise is in public health law and policy. He will hold a joint appointment at Ohio State’s College of Public Health and at Moritz. Berman most recently was an associate professor at New England Law in Boston, where he founded and directed the Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy. In addition to working on tobacco-control issues at the centers in Boston and Columbus, Berman contributed to similar initiatives as a senior advisor for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). He has published his scholarship in a number of leading publications, including American Journal of Law & Medicine (forthcoming), Brooklyn Law Review, and American Journal of Public Health.

Berman graduated with distinction from Stanford Law School and received a Bachelor of Arts, summa cum laude, from Brandeis University. He previously was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Criminal Enforcement Section, Antitrust Division and a litigation associate at Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP in St. Louis, Missouri.


ParasidisEfthimios Parasidis has spent a career studying biotechnology, bioethics, intellectual property, and related areas. He is an assistant professor of law at St. Louis University School of Law – one of the nation’s leading health law programs – and has served on the Law and Policy Workgroup of the Missouri Health Connection, which is responsible for creating Missouri’s health information exchange. As a co-principal investigator with researchers from the National Institutes of Health, his recent research includes analyzing the policies of the top 200 research institutions in the U.S. to see what compensation they provide for participants injured in a research study. His scholarship has been published in top journals, including Ohio State Law Journal, Connecticut Law Review, Wisconsin Law Review, and Tulane Law Review.

Parasidis holds a bachelor’s degree from The College of New Jersey, a master’s degree in bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, and a J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He was an associate at Jones Day and Dickstein Shapiro LLP in New York City. He also worked for the Office of the New York State Attorney General; co-founded Global Health Outcomes Inc., a health care research and analytics firm; and is a co-inventor on a patent application related to health information technology and comparative effectiveness research. Parasidis was also a Fulbright Fellow in Greece.


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