Changing the world of public health law
Since its inception in 2009, the Center for Public Health Law and Policy is at the forefront of emerging global and domestic issues in public health law, policy, and ethics, including emergency legal preparedness, vaccinations, health care reform, reproductive rights (see Center Memo - Arizona Abortion Laws and Policies Post-Dobbs), injury prevention, and constitutional rights and protections (see the Center's newest edition [as of 2/15/2024] of "SCOTUS Public Health Law Updates").
The center brings students together with leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to address critical challenges at the intersection of law, ethics, policy, and the public’s health. Its diverse group of scholars and national partners seeks to promote the role of law as a tool for improving the public’s health by conducting targeted legal and policy research, developing innovative tools and educational materials, generating extensive scholarship, and collaborating with public health and medical leaders. For an introduction and more information, please review our virtual “open house” recording.