Patrick Taylor Harvard Law School - Staff Scientist, Director Ethics Analysis and Applications - Children's Hospital Boston

Patrick Taylor, a recent fellow with Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, has combined extensive professional experience in fields such as policy-making, health care and legal practice. He currently serves as an Assistant Clinical Professor at Harvard Medical School, Director of Ethics Analysis and Applications, and a Staff Scientist at Children’s Hospital Boston. Prior to his fellowship appointment at Harvard Law School, Patrick Taylor served as Associate General Counsel, Deputy General Counsel, and as Chief Counsel for Research Affairs at Children’s Hospital Boston.

Earlier in his legal career, he was Assistant Counsel for Health and Human Services for New York Governor Mario M. Cuomo. In this capacity, Mr. Taylor negotiated the New York Prospective Healthcare Reimbursement Methodology and the Community Mental Health Reinvestment Act, diverting funds from closing mental facilities to community-based support services for the mentally ill and severely emotionally disturbed. Patrick Taylor also assisted the New York Assembly Speaker, working as Senior Counsel to the Majority and as Chief of Staff for the Educational Committee. Soon after, he served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel of Albany Medical Center in New York. Having completed his fellowship at Harvard Law School, Mr. Taylor's multi-faceted work is focused on policy issues, ethical issues, and legal issues in the fields of biotechnology, biomedical research, clinical care, and patient privacy at Children’s Hospital Boston.

His distinguished legal and scientific career has lead Mr. Taylor’s work to be published in a wide variety of professional journals, including Nature, Science, Cell, Nature Biotechnology, Science and Engineering Ethics, the Journal of the American Informatics Association as well as the legal journal of the New York State Bar and the New York Health Law Journal. As established leader, he has served as Chair of the In-House Counsel Committee and Vice-Chair of the Legislation Committee for the New York Bar Association, and as a member of the Executive Committee. His recent writings address issues such as conflicts of interest in biomedical research, and ethical and legal considerations surrounding the field of stem cell research.


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