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Leo Beletsky

Assistant Professor of Law and Health Sciences
Vassar College, AB 2000
Brown University, MPH 2004
Temple University, JD 2008
Office: 40 Cargill Hall
Mail: 400 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115
Tel: (617) 373-5540
Fax: (617) 373-5056

Professor Beletsky holds a joint appointment with the School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. His scholarly interest centers on the role of law as a structural determinant of health, and the use of policy interventions to improve population health in a variety of domains, including drug policy, prevention of HIV and other infectious diseases, health and human rights, criminal justice policy and evidence-based healthcare.

Prior to joining the Northeastern community, Professor Beletsky was an assistant professor with the Division of Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine. He received his undergraduate training in geography from Vassar College and Oxford University, a master's in public health from Brown University, his law degree from Temple University School of Law, and his post-doctoral training at the Yale University Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS. He is a member of the New York State Bar.

Fields of Expertise

  • Administrative Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Comparative Law
  • Drug Law
  • Empirical Legal Studies
  • Health Law
  • Human Rights
  • International Law
  • Public Health Law

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