Barbara J. Evans, MS, PHD, JD
Professor of Law and Stephen C. O’Connell Chair, Florida’s Leven Law School



Barbara J. Evans recently moved from University of Houston to the University of Florida, where she is Professor of Law and Stephen C. O’Connell Chair at Florida’s Levin Law School and Professor of Engineering at UF’s Herbert Wertheim School of Engineering. Her work focuses on data privacy and the regulation of machine-learning medical software, genomic technologies, and diagnostic testing. She served as an expert participant for the January 2020 study of Machine Learning in Drug Development by the Government Accountability Office/National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine and is currently participating in a follow-up study of Artificial Intelligence in Clinical Health Care. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, a Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and was named a Greenwall Foundation Faculty Scholar in Bioethics for 2010-2013. Before coming to academia, she was a partner in the international regulatory practice of a large New York law firm and is admitted to the practice of law in New York and Texas. She holds a BS in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin, an MS & PhD from Stanford University, a JD from Yale Law School, an LLM in Health Law from the University of Houston Law Center, and she completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Clinical Ethics at the MD Anderson Cancer Center.

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