Efthimios Parasidis is a nationally-recognized expert on health law and bioethics. He holds a joint appointment with The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the College of Public Health, and is a faculty affiliate with the College of Medicine’s Center for Bioethics. A prolific scholar with over forty publications, his work has appeared in top journals including the New England Journal of Medicine, American Journal of Public Health, and Boston University Law Review, among others. He is co-author of a leading casebook on the ethics and regulation of research with human subjects, and has a book on military medical ethics under contract with Oxford University Press.
Professor Parasidis serves on several university, state, and local pandemic response advisory committees, including Ohio State’s Safe Campus and Scientific Advisory Subgroup, Ohio State’s Comprehensive Monitoring Team, the Ohio Department of Health Covid-19 Minority Health Vaccine Workgroup, and the Medical Advisory Board for the Upper Arlington Board of Education. He has provided invited testimony to HHS’s National Vaccine Advisory Committee and pro bono consultations for the Ohio Department of Health Covid-19 Minority Health Strike Force and the Public Safety and Legal Counsel Division of the National Governors Association.
He recently was appointed to a National Institutes of Health research ethics committee that examines complex and emerging issues in clinical data science and data sharing, and served as a law and bioethics consultant to the U.S. Air Force. The Greenwall Foundation awarded Professor Parasidis a Faculty Scholar in Bioethics fellowship for 2014-2017, and he was a recipient of the inaugural Robert B. Silvers Grants for Works-in-Progress. As a Fulbright Scholar, Professor Parasidis researched legal and ethical issues related to medical informed consent policies and practices in Greece. Prior to joining the Ohio State faculty, he was an assistant professor at the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University. While in Missouri, he was an appointed member of the Law & Policy Workgroup of Missouri Health Connection, the entity responsible for creating Missouri’s health information exchange.
In addition to his scholarly work and public service, Professor Parasidis served as an Assistant Attorney General for the State of New York, under Eliot Spitzer and Andrew Cuomo, where he handled hundreds of cases in state and federal courts at both the trial and appellate levels. He was an associate in the Litigation group of Jones Day and a senior associate in the Intellectual Property group of Dickstein Shapiro. Professor Parasidis is of counsel with the boutique law firm Salzano, Lampert & Wilson LLP, counsels start-up companies on corporate and intellectual property matters, co-founded a health informatics start-up company, and is a co-inventor on a patent application related to health information technology.