Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Stanford University


Henry T. Greely, JD   Download vCard
Deane F. and Kate Edelman Johnson Professor of Law and Stanford Health Policy Associate

Crown Quad, #333
Stanford, California 94305-8610
(650) 723-2517 (voice)

Research Interests
biomedical advances with society and its legal system; human cloning; human subjects protection system to genetics research; questions of neuroscience including predicting behavior; determining truth or falsity; criminal responsibility

Professor Greely's work has focused on the legal aspects of the health care financing system. His interests include the incentives for employers and insurers to discriminate among possible insured consumers and the legality of such discrimination. He is also interested in broad issues of health reform, in quality assurance, in practice guidelines, and in bioethics. He has also been increasingly active in the intersection of law and the revolution in genetics, including notably through his role as a co-director of the Stanford Program in Genomics, Ethics, and Society, as co-director of the Stanford Program in Law, Science, and Technology, as a member of the California State Commission on Human Cloning, and as a member of the Human Genome Diversity Project.

Stanford Departments
Law; Law, Science, and Technology; Genomics, Ethics, and Society

Other affiliations
California State Commission on Human Cloning, Human Genome Diversity Project

News around the web

Law Professor Hank Greely to receive 2012 Lyman Award
Since 1991, Hank Greely, '74, has delivered talks for alumni groups, including participating in Classes Without Quizzes during Reunion Homecoming and speaking on numerous panels for various Stanford student and alumni audiences.
January 23, 2013 in Stanford University News

Is Genome Sequencing Surpassing Medical Knowledge?
The cost of sequencing a human genome is plummeting, and soon many people may obtain a copy of their own. But how useful is that information to patients, especially if their genes predict untreatable, fatal diseases? Hank Greely discusses the promise and the pitfalls of genetic testing.
October 29, 2010 in NPR

Can MRIs Help Solve Crimes?
What if police could scan a suspect's brain to see if he was lying? Some companies claim the technology works, and it should be allowed as evidence at trial. Law professor Hank Greely explains the state of the technology and the ethical questions surrounding its use.
May 14, 2010 in NPR

Personalised genetic medicine a step closer to reality
Professor Henry Greely, from Stanford Law School in California, said patients, doctors and geneticists are about to be hit by a "tsunami" of genetic data.
April 30, 2010 in