Next, meet Holly Fernandez Lynch (hlynch at law dot harvard dot edu).
Holly is the Executive Director of the Petrie-Flom Center, where she was previously an academic fellow. Her scholarly work focuses on the ethics of human subjects research and issues at the heart of the doctor-patient relationship, such as conflicts of conscience in health care. Holly practiced pharmaceuticals law at Hogan & Hartson, LLP in Washington, DC (now Hogan Lovells), and worked as a bioethicist in the Human Subjects Protection Branch at NIH’s Division of AIDS. She also served as Senior Policy and Research Analyst for President Obama’s Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. Holly graduated from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, and earned her Master of Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She is currently an IRB member at The Fenway Institute in Boston.
Some of Holly’s representative work includes:
- Conflicts of Conscience in Health Care: An Institutional Compromise
- The Rights and Wrongs of Intentional Exposure Research: Contextualising the Guatemala STD Inoculation Study
- Ethical Evasion or Happenstance and Hubris? The US Public Health Service STD Inoculation Study
- Give Them What They Want? The Legal and Ethical Permissibility of Pediatric Placebo-Controlled Trials Requested by the FDA Under the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act