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Lawyer, Bioethicist, Health Data & Privacy Expert Named to Lead Bioethics Program

Dorothée Caminiti, Director, Bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Dorothée Caminiti, Director, Bioethics at the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics

Markkula Center for Applied Ethics has named Dorothée Caminiti as the director of its Bioethics Program. In addition to conducting the Ethics Center’s unique Health Care Ethics Internship, she will provide consultative services to pharmaceutical and biotech companies to help strengthen ethical practices within their organizations. 

Caminiti works at the intersection of digital ethics and law and focuses on the ethical challenges associated with personalized medicine and the processing of health-related data. She began her career in Europe, where she was a litigation attorney with leading global law firms for more than a decade. She then applied her legal expertise to the field of bioethics, serving in leadership roles with various organizations in Switzerland. Most recently, she was a Research Fellow in global health and social medicine at Harvard Medical School.

“Rapid advancements in health technology, along with big tech’s expansion into the health care space, are reiterating the critical nature of ethical decision making within today’s health care and biotechnology firms,” said Don Heider, executive director of the Markkula Center for Applied Ethics. “With her unique combination of legal, data protection, and bioethics experience, Dorothée is well positioned to guide both those entering health-related careers and companies themselves.”

Learn more about Caminiti and her new role in the Ethics Center press announcement.

Sep 1, 2022


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