WashULaw’s Cordell Institute for Policy in Medicine & Law announced the appointment of a new faculty co-director from the School of Medicine, Dr. Richard Cote, and associate directors Ryan Durrie, JD, and Dr. Mary Mason. The Cordell Institute’s mission is to be an internationally-recognized voice and resource in ethical health and human information privacy policy.

“We are thrilled to welcome these three new members to our team,” said Cordell Institute faculty co-director Neil Richards, the Koch Distinguished Professor in Law at WashU Law. “Their expertise and experience will be invaluable in helping us to advance our mission of promoting ethical and fair health and human information policy.”

The Cordell Institute’s vision is to operate at the nexus of healthcare information and the law, create and promote world-class scholarship on the regulation and ethical uses of human information in the healthcare context and beyond, and promote privacy and personal autonomy through policies that ensure the legitimate use of human information through informed consent and its alternatives.