Efthimios Parasidis

Professor of Law and Public Health
Contact Information:

614-688-2103 Drinko 216


Curriculum Vitae Bibliography


B.A., The College of New Jersey

M.BE, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School


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Areas of Expertise:
  • Bioethics
  • Food Law
  • Health Law
  • Public Health

Efthimios Parasidis holds a joint appointment with The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the College of Public Health, and is a faculty affiliate of College of Medicine’s Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities. His scholarship focuses on the regulation of medical products and human subjects research, the interplay between health law and intellectual property, and the application of health information technology to public health policy. He has published extensively in law reviews and health policy journals, is co-author of a leading casebook on the ethics and regulation of research with human subjects, and has a book under contract with Oxford University Press. The Greenwall Foundation awarded Professor Parasidis a Faculty Scholar in Bioethics fellowship for 2014-2017.

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 a professor at the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University, where he earned the Junior Scholars in Bioethics Award, the Thompson Coburn Faculty Scholarship Award, and the SEALS Call for Papers Award. In 2008, the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics selected him as a Health Law Scholar. While in Missouri, Professor Parasidis 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. Professor Parasidis was an associate in the Litigation group of Jones Day and a senior associate in the Intellectual Property group of Dickstein Shapiro. Professor Parasidis has counseled start-up companies on corporate and intellectual property matters, is a co-founder of a biotechnology start-up company, and is a co-inventor on a patent application related to health information technology and comparative effectiveness research.