Mr. Socrates Tuch, Esq.

  • Hometown:    Canal Winchester  
  •  Appointed by Director Ohio Department of Health  pursuant to ORC § 5101.34(A)(4)
  • Occupation:  Senior Legal Counsel, Ohio Department of Health
  • Year started with Ohio Commission on Fatherhood:  2015 


Socrates Tuch is the Ohio Department of Health's privacy officer and a senior legal counsel for the agency's Office of the General Counsel. A certified public manager, he serves as the chair of both the Ohio Department of Health's Institutional Review Board and Data Stewardship Committee and represents the agency on the Ohio Privacy Advisory Board.

Formerly an Ohio Assistant Attorney General, Tuch also has served on the Attorney General's chief counsel staff. He is a former law clerk with Ohio's 10th District Court of Appeals and the Franklin County Court of Common Pleas, is a former associate editor of the Public Health Law Association's "Reporter" and has taught appellate advocacy at advocacy at The Ohio State University's Moritz College of Law.

Before entering law school, Tuch was an assistant editor for the Journal of Applied Communication Research. He also taught courses in public speaking and interpersonal communication at the California State University and the Los Angeles Harbor College.

Tuch has a bachelor's degree in political science and a master's degree in speech communication from California State University. He is a graduate of Capital University Law School.










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