Professor Daynard is at the forefront of an international movement to establish the legal responsibility of the tobacco industry for tobacco-induced death, disease and disability. He is president of the law school's Public Health Advocacy Institute and chair of its Tobacco Products Liability Project. He is also an international leader in combating the obesity epidemic.

Professor Daynard has written or co-authored more than 80 articles. He teaches in the areas of public health law, strategic litigation and interdisciplinary studies. Professor Daynard has lectured about legal issues in the control of tobacco and obesity in 50 countries, and has chaired 25 national and international conferences on these subjects. He is frequently honored, most recently with the Dr. William Cahan Distinguished Professor Award of the Flight Attendants Medical Research Institute.

Professor Daynard has been the principal investigator in grants and contracts from the National Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the American Legacy Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is listed in Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America and Who's Who in the World. Professor Daynard helped develop the concurrent degree program in Law and Public Policy, and teaches the introductory seminar in the field.

Fields of Expertise

  • Civil Liability
  • Consumer Protection
  • Health Law
  • Litigation
  • Products Liability
  • Public Health Law
  • Public Interest Advocacy
  • Torts

Selected Works

Selected Articles

Selected Chapters

  • "Roles of Tobacco Litigation in Societal Change," in Tobacco: Science, Policy and Public Health, 2d ed., Peter Boyle et al., eds., Oxford University Press, 2010
  • “Tobacco use-related diseases” (et al), Law in Public Health Practice, 2d ed., Goodman et. al, eds., Oxford University Press, 2006 
  • “Controlling Cancer by Suing Tobacco Companies: The Potential for India in the Light of the US Experience,” Control of Tobacco-related Cancers and Other Diseases, International Symposium (Gupta, Hamner and Murti, eds. 1992)