Along with our partners at the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University, the Petrie-Flom Center is thrilled to announce our new jointly hosted Fellow-in-Residence, Mason Marks.
Dr. Marks is an Assistant Professor of Law at Gonzaga University and an Affiliated Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. He teaches courses on health law, constitutional law, artificial intelligence, and drug law and policy. His research explores the intersections between these subjects. Dr. Marks is particularly interested in applications for artificial intelligence in public health and clinical medicine. His recent article Artificial Intelligence-Based Suicide Prediction analyzes the ethical and legal implications of AI-mediated mental health inferences, which are increasingly used by hospitals and social media platforms. It was published in the Yale Journal of Law and Technology and featured in the New York Times.
At Harvard, Dr. Marks will study how emerging technologies disrupt the flow of health information in ways not captured by existing privacy and data protection laws. He discusses this phenomenon in a forthcoming article to be published in the U.C. Irvine Law Review.
Dr. Marks has written about law and technology for a variety of national publications including the Washington Post, the Guardian, Slate, WIRED, Motherboard, and STAT News. His commentary has appeared in outlets such as the New York Times, the Telegraph, NPR’s All Things Considered, Vice News, Consumer Reports, Medscape, Quartz, and Modern Healthcare.
Prior to joining the law faculty at Gonzaga, Dr. Marks was a Research Scholar at NYU Law School’s Information Law Institute and a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. At Yale he served as Managing Editor of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics. Before transitioning into academia, he practiced intellectual property law in San Francisco where he advised clients on securing and defending patent rights.
Dr. Marks graduated from Vanderbilt Law School. He holds an MD from Tufts University School of Medicine and a BA in Biology from Amherst College. He is admitted to practice law in California.