Lauren B. Solberg, JD, MTS

Lauren Solberg

Lauren B. Solberg, JD, MTS
Assistant 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) 273-5142
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 about clinical and research ethics, in courses such as the Law and Ethics of Aging, and Law and Medicine. Professor Solberg conducts much of her research on bioethics education, having been funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation to develop programs to educate different groups of learners about issues in bioethics. 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

  • Bioethics and Aging
  • Protection of Human Subjects in Research
  • Responsible Conduct of Research
  • Use of Social Media in Biomedical and Social/Behavioral Research

Recent Publications

  • Solberg, L. M., Solberg, L. B., & Peterson, E. N. (2014). Measuring impact of stress in sandwich generation caring for demented parents. GeroPsych: The Journal of Gerontopsychology and Geriatric Psychiatry27(4), 171-179.
  • Solberg, L.B., Freund Taylor, C. (2015). Teaching Bioethics at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 26(2), 328-334.
  • Lauren B. Solberg, The Benefits of Online Health Communities, 16 Virtual Mentor 240 (2014).
  • Lauren B. SolbergBalancing Academic Freedom and Professionalism: A Commentary on University Social Media Policies, 9 FIU Law Review 75 (2014).
  • Lauren B. SolbergComplying with Facebook’s Terms of Use in Academic Research: A Contractual & Ethical Perspective on Data Mining and Informed Consent, 82 UMKC Law Review 787 (2014).
  • Lauren B. Solberg, Regulating Human Subjects Research in the Information Age: Data Mining on Social Networking Sites, 39 Northern Kentucky Law Review 327 (2012).
  • Lauren B. Solberg, Data Mining on Facebook: A Free Space for Researchers or an IRB Nightmare?, 2010 University of Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy 311 (2010).
  • Lauren B. Solberg, An End to Strife at the End of Life, Nashville Bar Journal, Aug. 2009, at 14.
  • Lauren Solberg, Reforming the Legal Ethics Curriculum: A Comment on Edward Rubin’s “What’s Wrong with Langdell’s Method, and What To Do About It”, 62 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 12 (2009).

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