Last Name

Patricia A. Roche, JD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Law, Policy & Management
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 414-1461
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0001-7884-480X
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Center for Health Law, Ethics and Human Rights faculty member Winnie Roche practiced law in Massachusetts before joining the faculty of the School of Public Health. Her research and writing focuses on privacy, patient rights, and the impact of genetics on social policy, public health, and medical practice. She is also interested in the legal and ethical issues that arise in geriatric medicine. As Chair of the Catastrophic Illness in Children's Relief Fund Commission she worked with the Department of Public Health to provide tangible support to families in Massachusetts.

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  1. Roche P. The property/privacy conundrum over human tissue. HEC Forum. 2010 Sep; 22(3):197-209. PMID: 20737193.
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  2. Glantz LH, Roche P, Annas GJ. Gift giving to biobanks. Am J Bioeth. 2010 Sep; 10(9):33-4. PMID: 20818558.
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  3. Roche PA. Ethical challenges encountered in genomic research. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2009 Jun; 2(3):293-7. PMID: 20031598.
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  4. Glantz L, Roche P, Annas GJ. Rules for donations to tissue banks--what next? N Engl J Med. 2008 Jan 17; 358(3):298-303. PMID: 18199870.
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  5. Roche PA, Annas GJ. DNA testing, banking, and genetic privacy. N Engl J Med. 2006 Aug 10; 355(6):545-6. PMID: 16899773.
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  6. Roche PA. Protecting privacy of human subjects. Science. 2005 Feb 25; 307(5713):1200-1; author reply 1200-1. PMID: 15731425.
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  7. Roche PA. The genetic revolution at work: legislative efforts to protect employees. Am J Law Med. 2002; 28(2-3):271-83. PMID: 12197465.
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  8. Roche PA, Grodin MA. The ethical challenge of stem cell research. Womens Health Issues. 2000 May-Jun; 10(3):136-9. PMID: 10828550.
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  9. Roche PA, Grodin MA. Why single out pregnant women? Comments on ACOG's recommendations for involving pregnant women in research. Womens Health Issues. 1999 Jul-Aug; 9(4):202-5. PMID: 10438203.
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