Professor Donna M. Gitter is a Professor of Law at Baruch College’s Zicklin School of Business, City University of New York, in New York City. She has published numerous articles relating to judicial and legislative responses in the European Union and the United States to issues at the intersection of technology and ethics, such as biotechnology patenting and biomedical ethics. These articles have appeared in publications such as the Berkeley Journal of International Law, the Columbia Science and Technology Law Review, the Duke Journal for Comparative and International Law, the New York University Law Review, and the Washington and Lee Law Review.
Professor Gitter was awarded a Fulbright-SyCip Distinguished Lecturing Award during 2016-2017 academic year for travel to the Philippines. She has also won several research grants and teaching awards, including the 2016-2017 Outstanding Honors Teaching Award for the Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College. She has been invited to present her work at international conferences in Europe and Asia, as well as in the United States.
Professor Gitter graduated Phi Beta Kappa and cum laude from Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences, where she earned a B.A. in Government in 1989. In 1994, she earned her J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
The Ethics of Big Data in Genomics: The Instructive Icelandic Saga of the Incidentalome, 18 Washington University Global Studies Law Review 351 (2019)
Big Data and Informed Consent: The Case of Estimated Data, in BIG DATA, HEALTH LAW, AND BIOETHICS (I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch, Effy Vayena, Urs Gasser, eds., Cambridge University Press, 2018)
Informed Consent and Privacy of Non-identified Biospecimens and Estimated Data: Lessons from Iceland and the United States in an Era of Computational Genomics, 38 Cardozo Law Review 1251 (2017) (lead article)
Fulbright-SyCip Distinguished Lecturing Award in the Philippines, during the 2016-2017 academic year, to give lectures to audiences at major universities, professional organizations, nongovernmental organizations, and government agencies in Metro Manila, Luzon, and Visayas.
Outstanding Honors Teaching Award, Macaulay Honors College at Baruch College, 2016-2017
Award Winner, Second Annual Maker Hub Faculty Assignment Design Challenge, Zicklin School of Business Track, for incorporating maker technology into business course, May 2017
Grant Recipient, PSC-CUNY Cycle 48 Research Award for the 2017-2018 academic year, The Right Not to Know and Its Impact on Public Health in Europe and the United States