Public Health Law and Policy

About the center

In an era of significant national and regional challenges and reforms in health care and public health, practitioners and students must be able to identify, assess, and solve legal, ethical, and policy issues at the intersection of health care delivery and protection of community health. As the cornerstone of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law’s nationally-ranked health law program, the Center for Public Health Law and Policy brings together students and leading scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to address critical issues in law, ethics, policy, and the public’s health.

The depth and breadth of topical issues explored through the center are profound. They range from national health care reform, communicable disease control, human subject research protection, emergency legal preparedness, obesity and injury prevention, health information privacy, and vaccination law and policy.

The center also hosts the Western Region Office of the national Network for Public Health Law, funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Led by Professor James G. Hodge, Jr., the Western Region Office provides technical assistance and other resources to public health practitioners, officials, attorneys, and advocates across 11 Western states and nationally.

Students interested in an array of health law issues may select from a diverse range of courses and additional opportunities led by acclaimed faculty, adjuncts, and partners. Student experiences are accentuated through concentrations, certifications, and joint degrees offered through ASU Law, Mayo Medical School, and other collaborators. Timely knowledge and application of principles of law, ethics, and policy offer graduates significant career opportunities in high-demand fields of health law and public health law in government and the private sector.

News and events

Public Health Law on the Frontlines: Countering Law and Policy Challenges to State and Local Innovations
June 21st and 22nd, 2018
Georgetown University Law Center
600 New Jersey Ave. NW Washington D.C. 20001

Network - National Public Health Law Conference
October 4 - 6, 2018
Sheraton Grand - Wild Horse Pass
Phoenix

Our graduates are making impacts across the country.

Our alumni are working in the healthcare and public health professions in public and private sector positions across the nation. Get to know some of our graduates and how they are making a difference in serving their clients and assuring improved health outcomes.

Our People


James G. Hodge Jr
James G. Hodge Jr.
Professor of Public Health Law and Ethics;
Director, Center for Public Health Law and Policy;
Director, Western Region Office - Network for Public Health Law

Dean Douglas Sylvester
Douglas Sylvester
Dean;
Professor of Law;
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation

Gary E. Marchant
Gary E. Marchant
Director & Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation;
ASU Regents Professor and Lincoln Professor of Emerging Technologies,
Law and Ethics

Michael J. Saks
Michael J. Saks
Regents Professor of Law and Psychology;
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation

Kenneth Abbott
Kenneth Abbott
Professor of Law;
Willard H. Pedrick Distinguished Research Scholar;
Center for Law, Science & Innovation;
Professor of Global Studies, ASU School of Global Studies

Charles Calleros
Charles Calleros
Professor of Law;
Visiting Professor, Universite Paris Descartes
Myles V. Lynk
Myles V. Lynk
Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and the Legal Profession;
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation;
Faculty Athletic Representative, ASU

David Gartner
David Gartner
Professor of Law

Diana Bowman
Diana Bowman
Associate Professor
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science and Innovation

Dr. John Shufeldt
Dr. John Shufeldt
Adjunct Faculty

Sarah Wetter
Sarah Wetter
Research Scholar, Center for Public Health Law and Policy
Staff Attorney, Network for Public Health Law - Western Region

Madeline Morcelle
Madeline Morcelle
Research Scholar, Center for Public Health Law and Policy
Staff Attorney*, Network for Public Health Law - Western Region
* Pending Admission to the State Bar of Arizona
Alexandra Brewis Slade
Alexandra Brewis Slade
Professor of Medical Anthropology;
Executive Director, School of Human Evolution & Social Change, ASU

Doug Campos-Outcalt
Doug Campos-Outcalt
Medical Officer, Mercy Care Plan, Phoenix, AZ

William Fabricius
William Fabricius
Associate Professor, Department of Psychology (Social),
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, ASU

Rolf Halden
Rolf Halden
Professor, School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment,
Fulton School of Engineering, ASU

David H. Beyda
David H. Beyda
Chair and Professor
Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism;
Director, Global Health Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix

Mitzi Krockover
Mitzi Krockover
Director, New Health Solutions Initiative
Office of University Affairs, ASU

Angel Brandwein
Angel Brandwein
Assistant Director, New Health Solutions Initiative
Office of University Affairs, ASU

Swapna Reddy
Swapna Reddy
Clinical Assistant Professor
Carol Baldwin
Carol Baldwin
Professor Emerita, ASU

Alicia Corbett
Alicia Corbett
Faculty Associate, ASU

Leila Barraza
Leila Barraza J.D., M.P.H
Assistant Professor, Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona

Clifford M. Rees
Clifford M. Rees
Policy Advisor, Office of Congressman Ben Ray Lujan (D-NM)

Kim Weidenaar
Kim Weidenaar
Counsel, Washington State House of Representatives Health & Wellness Committee

Alison Essary
Alison Essary
Director of Student Affairs, College of Health Solutions, ASU Clinical Associate Professor