Lauren B. Solberg, JD, MTS

Lauren Solberg, JD, MTS

Lauren B. Solberg, JD, MTS
Associate Professor & Program Director
Program in Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism
1600 SW Archer Road Rm G1-024
Gainesville, FL 32610-3001

Contact Information
Phone: (352) 273-5155
Fax: (352) 273-5213

Professional Biography

Professor Solberg is the Director of the Program in Bioethics, Law and Medical Professionalism. She teaches medical students, graduate and undergraduate students, and other learners about issues in clinical and research ethics. Each year, she directs a course for graduate students called the Law and Ethics of Aging, and she directs the Clinical Ethics, Law, and Professionalism thread in the MD curriculum. Professor Solberg conducts much of her research on bioethics education, and she has received funding from the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation to develop, implement, and evaluate these education programs. She has also written and presented extensively about the ethical and regulatory considerations when using social media to conduct research.


JD Vanderbilt University
Nashville, Tennessee
Master of Theological Studies Harvard University
Cambridge, Massachusetts
BA University of Florida
Gainesville, Florida
Religion and English

Academic Interests

  • Education program development
  • Criminal law, neuroscience, and ethics
  • Ethical and legal issues in geriatric care
  • Protection of human subjects in research and the responsible conduct of research
  • Use of social media in biomedical and social/behavioral research

Recent Publications

  • Solberg, L.B., Carter, C.S., Solberg, L.M. (in press). Geriatric Care Boot Camp Series: Interprofessional Education for a New Training Paradigm. Geriatric Nursing.
  • Nall, R, Solberg, L.B., Cook, R.L., Rogers, B. (accepted). A Framework for Discussing Controversial Topics in Medical Education. In Z. Zaidi, E.L. Rosenburg, R.J. Beyth, & M.A. Novak (Eds.), Contemporary Topics in Medical Education. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida.
  • Shniderman, A.B. & Solberg, L.B. (2018). Mandatory Neurointervention: A Lesser Evil Than Incarceration? American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, 9(3): 148-149.
  • Solberg, L.B., Kolb, H.R., Prikhidko, A., & Behar-Horenstein L. (2018). Ensuring representativeness in competencies for research coordinators.  Clinical Researcher.  32(5): 7-20.
  • Shniderman, A.B. & Solberg, L.B. (2017). Narrative Identity: Challenges for Retribution in the Criminal Justice System. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, 8(3), 190-192.
  • Carter, C.S., Solberg, L.B., Solberg, L.M. (2017). Applying theories of adult learning in developing online programs in gerontology. Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 23(2), 197-205.
  • Solberg, L.B., & Shniderman, A.B. (2017). Legal Language of Health Care Consent Forms: Complexity, Comprehension, and Impact on Patient Decision-Making.  American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, 8(1), 47-49.
  • Shniderman, A.B., & Solberg, L.B. (2016). The Slippery Slope of Reasons Responsiveness for The Criminal Justice System. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience, 7(3), 220-221.
  • Solberg, L. B., & Nguyen, P. N. (2015). Medical school applicants’ attitudes about social media use in the admissions process. Journal of Contemporary Medical Education, 3(4), 181-183.
  • Shniderman, A. B., & Solberg, L. B. (2015). Cosmetic psychopharmacology for prisoners: reducing crime and recidivism through cognitive intervention. Neuroethics, 8(3), 315-326.
  • Solberg, L.B., Solberg, L.M., Carter, C.S. (2015). Geriatric care boot camp: an interprofessional education program for healthcare professionals. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 63(5), 997-1001.

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