Panel Discussion: Legal Issues and Ethics of Sharing and Using Data in AI

Monday, April 22, 2024 11:45 AM – 1:00 PM
Location: Asbury Hall A-B, Disney Yacht Club

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand legal interactions between health technology and AI


  • Barbara Evans, JD

About the Speakers:


University of Florida

Derek Bambauer, JD

Derek Bambauer is the Irving Cypen Professor of Law at the University of Florida Levin College of Law, where he teaches Internet law, cybersecurity, and intellectual property. A National Science Foundation-funded investigator, Professor Bambauer’s research areas include artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, Internet censorship, and intellectual property. A former principal systems engineer at Lotus Development Corp. (part of IBM), Professor Bambauer spent two years as a Research Fellow at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School. At the Berkman Center, he was a member of the OpenNet Initiative, an academic consortium that tested and studied Internet censorship in countries such as China, Iran, and Vietnam. Professor Bambauer maintains an active pro bono practice representing innovators, entrepreneurs, and security researchers. He holds an A.B. from Harvard College and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.


University of Florida

Barbara Evans, PhD, JD, LLM

Barbara J. Evans is a Professor of Law and Stephen C. O’Connell Chair at the University of Florida Levin College of Law and Professor of Engineering at the University of Florida Herbert Wertheim College of Engineering. Professor Evans has published widely in law journals and peer-reviewed scientific, medical, and ethics journals, including the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature Medicine, American Journal of Bioethics, Genetics in Medicine, American Journal of Human Genetics, Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics, and Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association.

Professor Evans collaborates with multidisciplinary teams of ethicists, scientists, medical researchers, and engineers on a wide variety of research projects sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration. She was named a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar in Bioethics for 2010-2013.


Harvard University

Eric Rosenthal, MD

Eric S. Rosenthal, MD, serves as Medical Director of the Neurosciences Intensive Care Unit at Massachusetts General Hospital and ICU Director of the MGH Clinical Data Animation Center. He has an appointment in the MGH Center for Neurotechnology and NeuroRecovery.

Dr. Rosenthal performs clinical research on innovative approaches that apply principles of precision medicine to neurocritical care by uniting neurologic monitoring of brain activity with contextual information such as medication time and dose information and continuous recovery data. His research spans from individual customized studies of complex individual patients to multi-center big data analyses involving up to 20,000 subjects. 

Dr. Rosenthal devotes clinical time in the MGH Neurosciences ICU and as part of the Epilepsy Service. His clinical interests include traumatic brain injury (TBI), subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH), and seizure disorders in critically ill patients, including status epilepticus.


Tufts university

Andrew Williams, PhD

Dr. Andrew Williams is a Co-Leader of Tufts CTSI’s Informatics Core, an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine, and Professor of the Practice in NU’s Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Dr. Williams co-leads the Tools and Resources and Observational Medical Outcomes Partnership and Open Biomedical Ontologies (OMOP2OBO) Domain Teams in the National Covid Cohort Collaborative (N3C). He is a member of the OHDSI Steering Committee of the OHDSI community and co-leads several OHDSI working groups. Dr. Williams is a psychologist by training whose work in distributed research networks has included roles as Principal Investigator, biostatistician, and in informatics development.