Introducing New Blogger Mason Marks 

Mason Marks is joining Bill of Health as a regular contributor.

Mason is a Visiting Fellow at Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. His research focuses on the application of artificial intelligence to clinical decision making in healthcare. He is particularly interested in the regulation of machine learning and obstacles to its adoption by the medical community. His secondary interests include data privacy and the regulation of emerging technologies such as 3D-bioprinting, surgical robotics, and genome editing.

Mason received his J.D. from Vanderbilt Law School. He is a member of the California Bar and practices intellectual property law in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has represented clients in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, and medical device industries. Prior to law school, he received his M.D. from Tufts University and his B.A. in biology from Amherst College.

Representative Publications: 

  • Mason M. Marks, Psychedelic Medicine for Mental Illness and Substance Abuse: Overcoming Social and Legal Obstacles, 21 N.Y.U. J. Legis. & Pub. Pol’y (Forthcoming, 2018).
  • Mason M. Marks, Patents Play a Growing Role in the Marijuana Industry (published as Want Your Marijuana Startup to Succeed? Study Patent Law), WIRED (2016).

Welcome, Mason!

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