Susan Lawrence

The Ohio State University
Associate Professor of History
Columbus, OH
Susan C. Lawrence is a historian of medicine who has been distracted from her work on the history of medical education and human dissection to write a book, tentatively titled Privacy and the Past: History, Research, Ethics. Inspired by the effect of HIPAA on access to historical medical records, she has been examining the effects of regulatory law and biomedical models of ethics on historical research, especially as concepts of "privacy" extend to the records of the dead.