Sara Gerke is the Research Fellow, Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and Law, at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. She oversees the day-to-day work of the Center’s Project on Precision Medicine, Artificial Intelligence, and the Law (PMAIL), including conducting law, policy, and ethics research; drafting reports and recommendations; and coordinating the Center’s efforts with collaborators at the Center for Advanced Studies in Biomedical Innovation Law (CeBIL) at the University of Copenhagen as well as other partners.
Before joining the Petrie-Flom Center, Sara was employed as General Manager of the Institute for German, European and International Medical Law, Public Health Law and Bioethics of the Universities of Heidelberg and Mannheim (IMGB) in Germany. She was also the Co‑Investigator of an interdisciplinary project sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. This project, known as “ClinhiPS”, analyzed the clinical application of human induced pluripotent stem cells in Germany and Austria from a scientific, ethical and comparative legal perspective.