Recent Events

December 6, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Lunch will be served

Supply and demand of the health professional workforce: Evidence of change...implications for the future
David Zgarrick, Associate Dean of Faculty Affairs and Professor of Pharmacy, Bouvé  College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University 

RSVP to Jennifer Huer

October 30, 2017

Health Law Workshop: Aziza Ahmed
5:00 PM | Harvard Law School 

Aziza Ahmed is Professor of Law at the Northeastern University School of Law. She is an internationally renowned expert in health law, criminal law and human rights. Her scholarship examines the role of science and activism in shaping global and national law and policy with a focus on criminal laws that impact health. She teaches Property Law, Reproductive and Sexual Health and Rights, and International Health Law: Governance, Development and Rights. Professor Ahmed has been selected as a fellow with the Program in Law and Public Affairs (LAPA) at Princeton University. She will be combining her sabbatical and her fellowship to spend the 2017-2018 academic year developing her work on law, feminism and science into a book with particular emphasis on legal and policy responses to HIV. 

Sponsored by The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School. Check the event webpage for more information. 

October 30, 2017

Annual Health Law Lecture
Making Good Health Policy by Practicing Good Health Law
12:00 - 1:30 PM | 240 Dockser Hall 

Featuring Stephen Rosenfeld, Health Care Attorney and Advocate 

All are welcome! Free Pizza! 

Questions? Email

October 25, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Lunch will be served

Evaluating Drug Safety and Efficacy in Pediatric Populations: Time for a New Approach
Dr. Michael Sinha, Program Coordinator, Program on Regulation, Therapeutics, and Law (PORTAL), Brigham and Women's Hospital

RSVP to Jennifer Huer

October 12, 2017

Health of Newcomers author event
Boston Public Library
6:00 - 7:30 PM

Email Jennifer Huer with any questions. 

October 11, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Lunch will be served

Where could/should we go with community benefit standards in Massachusetts: Hospitals, Health Plans, and Physician Groups?
Dr. Paul Hattis, Associate Professor of Public Health and Community Medicine, Tufts School of Medicine

RSVP to Jennifer Huer

September 28, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Lunch will be served

Topic: Advanced Directives and Dementia
Stephen Latham, Director, Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, Yale University 

RSVP to Jennifer Huer

September 19, 2017

Safety First: Toward Safe Consumption Facilities in Massachusetts
A Community Forum
5:30 - 7:30 PM | 250 Dockser Hall | School of Law 

Co-sponsored by the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP)

The devastating toll of the opioid crisis creates an imperative for decisive, evidence-driven, and cost-effective solutions. Safe consumption facilities (SCF) reduce drug overdose, while connecting drug users to treatment and other services. Amidst mounting calls for the creation of SCFs in Massachusetts, this forum will provide policmakers and members of the community with an opportunity to review the available evidence and voice diverse perspectives on this timely and salient issue. 


Liz Evans, Harm Reduction International (Formerly of INSITE)
Dr. Jessie Gaeta, Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program and Boston Medical Center 
Jim Stewart, First Church in Cambridge and SIFMA Now
Senator John F. Keenan, Massachusetts State Senate 
Jack Kelly, Recovery Advocate
Leo Beletsky, School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University 

Community Discussion:

moderated by Martha Bebinger, WBUR

 Coffee and light refreshments will be served. 

Free and open to the public! RSVP now!

September 14, 2017

Bearing Witness to Trauma: Innovative Tools to Assist First Responder and Victim Services Agencies
An Interdisciplinary Conversation
2:30 - 4:30 PM | Cabral Center | Northeastern University 

Co-sponsored by the Domestic Violence Institute (DVI) and the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP)

DVI and IUHRP invite local first responders, victim service providers, public health professionals and the Northeastern community to join us for a panel discussion about vicarious trauma and the health and wellbeing of employees. We will also introduce the newly launched Vicarious Trauma Toolkit, a first-of-its-kind online resource funded by the Office for Victims of Crime, U.S. Department of Justice.

Keynote speaker: Kurt Scwartz, Director, Masssachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA)
Kurt Schwartz’s strategic leadership guides and oversees the state’s preparedness, response and recovery from natural and intentional disasters, including the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon. He previously served as the MA Undersecretary of both Homeland Security and Law Enforcement, and as a state criminal prosecutor, police officer, and EMT. He will illuminate the personal and professional impact of vicarious trauma from his broad and extensive background.

Discussants will include MA first responders and members of the national Vicarious Trauma Toolkit Team.

Light refreshments will be served.

Contact for more information. 

September 7, 2017 

Clínica de Migrantes: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness
Film Screening and Discussion
5:30 - 7:30 PM | 220 Dockser Hall | School of Law

An inside look at how one South Philadelphia-based health clinic provides free care to undocumented immigrants in the community. The film follows the rewards and challenges of providing such care, including the struggle of patients who cannot afford or obtain insurance, and earning the trust of those afraid to seek care. 

Following the film, a panel of local experts will highlight some of the ways in which Massachusetts is struggling with and working to address barriers to providing health care to our immigrant community. 

Wendy E. Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University 

Andrew Cohen, Staff Attorney and Project Director, Immigrant Health Care Access Coalition, Health Law Advocate (HLA)
Dr. Sarah Kimball, Immigrant & Refugee Health Program, Boston Medical Center 
Liza Ryan, Organizing Director, Massachusetts Immigrant and Refugee Advocacy Coalition (MIRA)

Free and open to the public!

June 21, 2017

Health of Newcomers author event
7:00 PM | Porter Square Books
25 White St., Cambridge, MA 02140 

Professors Patricia Illingworth and Wendy E. Parmet will gave a brief presentation, followed by a Q&A and book-signing. 

June 21, 2017

Health Reform: What's Next?
12:00 - 1:30 PM | 250 Dockser | School of Law 
A town hall meeting to hear about and discuss current events surrounding health reform in the U.S.

Wendy E. Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Research Support, Professor of Public Policy and Urbain Affairs, Northeastern University

Michael Dukakis, Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Northeastern University 
Timothy Hoff, Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy, Northeastern University
Kristin Madison, Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University 
Jean McGuire, Professor of Practice in Health Sciences, Northeastern University 
Meredith Munn Wheeler, State Advocacy Manager, Community Catalyst

Co-sponsored by the Health Law Society 

April 14, 2017

Annual Health Law Conference 
Between Complacency & Panic: Legal, Ethical & Policy Responses to Emerging Infectious Diseases
Keynote: Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health 

Keynote (morning sessions) are free and open to the public! 
Registration is required for both morning session and full day attendees. 

April 13, 2017

Department of Health Sciences Speaker Series 
Timothy Hoff
, Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems, and Health Policy, D'Amore-McKim School of Business and School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University  
Retail Rhetoric, Corporate Care, and the Lowered Expectations of Today's Health Care
3:00-5:00 PM | Curry Student Center, Room 340 

All are invited, but an RSVP is requested.

April 12, 2017

MA Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and the Opioid Epidemic: Stakeholder Perspectives
5:30 - 7PM | Moot Court Room, 160 Dockser | Law School 
Join us for a community presentation, followed by an interactive discussion. Light refreshments will be served. 

In fulfillment of their capstone projects, an interdisciplinary team of Northeastern University students has conducted two dozen ethnographic interviews with prescribers, pharmacists, law enforcement, regulators, and community representatives in Massachusetts. This work is part of a larger study Facing the Opioid Epidemic: Assessing and Responding to Prescription and Illicit Opioid Use and Misuse in Five New England States—a collaboration between Tufts, Northeastern, and Brandies Universities. It is funded by a Pilot Study Grant from Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). 


Leo Beletsky, Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences 
Sarah Seymour, candidate for BS in Behavioral Neuroscience
Lane Bandanza, candidate for BS in Health Sciences/Masters in Public Health in Urban Health 
Erin Crocker, candidate for Masters of Public Health in Urban Health 
Mina Hong, candidate for Masters in Publich Health in Urban Health 
Allison Morgan, candidate for BS in Health Sciences 

Free and open to the public!

April 6, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
Location: 308 International Village (INV)
Pushing the Safety Culture Agenda in the Construction Industry: A Systematic Approach or Another Way to Blame the Worker?
Jack Dennerlein, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Science, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University 

Co-hosted by the Institute on Urban Health Research and Practice (IUHRP)

RSVP to Antoinette Devlin 

April 3, 2017

Ethics in Healthcare: The Ever-Evolving Definition
4-6:30 PM | Northeastern University Charlotte Campus 

Join Northeastern’s Charlotte Campus for the upcoming Local Leaders Global Impact series and hear from Northeastern alum, Alan Sauber, Premier’s Chief Ethics & Compliance Officer (MBA '88) and Northeastern Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law, Wendy Parmet, about the current state of ethics in healthcare and what the future holds. 

Program will be followed by a networking reception. For more information and to register, please visit the event page

Sponsored by Northeastern University Charlotte and the Office of Alumni Relations.

April 3, 2017

Beyond Traditional Paths - Exploring Alternative Career Opportunities 
12:00-1:30 PM | 230 Dockser | Law School 

Please join us for an insightful look into alternative career opportunities.  Our panel of NUSL alums will share insights on their diverse and rewarding careers and how a legal education meaningfully enhances their roles  They will identify steps to begin your exploration and suggest strategies for finding Co-op and post-graduate opportunities beyond traditional paths.

Scott Bell ’09, Senior Analyst, Financial Industry Regulatory Agency (FINRA), Washington DC
Caitriona Fitzgerald ’08, Chief Technology Officer and Policy Director, Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), Boston, MA
Nereyda Garcia ’88, Global Head, Ethics and Compliance, Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, MA
Sean Quinn ’15, Assistant Vice President of Privacy Risk Management, LPL Financial, Charlotte NC
Alyssa Vangeli ’10, Associate Director, Policy & Government Relations, Heath Care For All, Boston, MA

Lunch will be provided. 

For more information, contact Rhonda Rittenberg, Director of Employer Outreach for Alternative Markets

March 29, 2017

Networking at the Intersection of Law and Health Care
6:00-8:00 PM | 240 Dockser | Law School 
The event will consist of a panel of professionals working in the field of health law and policy, followed by a networking reception. Refreshments will be provided. All are welcome!
Panelists include professionals from: Partner’s Healthcare, Ropes and Gray, Boston Public Health Commission, AGO Health Care Division, DLA Piper. 

Sponsored by the Health Law Society and the Center for Health Policy and Law 

An RSVP is appreciated. 

March 17, 2017

WGSS Annual Symposium 
No Turning Back: The Past, Present, & Future of Reproductive Justice
The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program celebrates Women's History month with a day-long symposium focusing reproductive justice and featuring panels of speakers in dialogue with one another and their audience. 

Co-sponosored by Northeastern University School of Law and The Center for Health Policy and Law 

Event is free but registration is required.

March 1, 2017

Wine Reception & Book-signing -- The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity
5:30 - 7:00 PM | Law Library, 4th Fl.
Join authors Patricia Illingworth and Wendy Parmet as they discuss their new book and its relevance to current legal and policy issues.
Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Co-sponsored by The Center for Health Policy and Law, NUSL Law Library, NEU Ethics Institute, and The Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy (PHRGE)

Questions: Email Jennifer Huer

February 22, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
Considering a Zika Virus Human Challenge Trial: Lessons and Questions on Consent, Risk, and Social Value
Holly Lynch , Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics, Harvard Law School 
RSVP to Jennifer Huer

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* Unless otherwise specified, all roundtables will be held from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. in the Knowles Conference Room (120 KN).

2016 Events


December 7, 2016

Faculty Roundtable*
What a Public Health Law Approach Means for 2nd Amendment Rights
Michael R. Ulrich, Assistant Professor of Health Law, Policy, & Management, Center for Health Law, Ethics, & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health
RSVP to Jennifer Huer 

November 9, 2016

Faculty Roundtable*
Turning Patients into Consumers:  A View from the Trenches of Patient Care.
Timothy Hoff, Joint Professor of Management, Healthcare Systems and Health Policy, D’Amore-McKim School of Business and Northeastern School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
RSVP to Jennifer Huer

October 31, 2016

Annual Health Law Lecture
Public Health 3.0: Upgrading Public Health in Boston
Monica Valdes Lupi, Executive Director, Boston Public Health Commission

October 5, 2016

Faculty Roundtable*
Managing Off Label Drug Use by Changing Incentives
Marc Rodwin, Professor, Suffolk University Law School
RSVP to Claudia Zickell 

September 15 - 17, 2016

2016 Public Health Law Conference 
Lead, Connect, Innovate: Strategies for Achieving Health Equity
Washington, DC
Professor Wendy Parmet will provide an Opening Plenary, discussing “Current Challenges, Future Opportunities.” Wendy will also be joined by Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong, Litigation Director, Health Law Advocates, in discussing “Immigration and Health: Law, Policy and Ethics.”

September 14, 2016

Faculty Roundtable*
The culture wars: is the safety culture agenda in the construction industry blaming the worker or the system?
Jack Dennerlein, Professor, Department of Physical Therapy, Movement and Rehabilitation Science, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, 
RSVP to Claudia Zickell 

June 8, 2016

Faculty Roundtable
A Trojan Horse? How an Expanding First Amendment Threatens the Entire FDA  and Much of the Modern Regulatory State
Christopher Robertson, James E. Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

April 15, 2016

Health Law Conference
Individual Choice v. Collective Destiny: The Future of Public Health
Keynote Speaker: Jon Hanson, Alfred Smart Professor of Law, Director, Project on Law and Mind Sciences Harvard Law School

April 6, 2016

Faculty Roundtable
Paying for Population Health: Possibilities and Perils in Healthcare Industry Investments
Jean McGuire, Bouvé College of Health Sciences

March 30, 2016

Faculty Roundtable
Utilizing an Urban Health Framework to Guide Policy Development
Shan Mohammed, Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

February 8, 2016

Faculty Roundtable
Deciding Who Decides: Legal and Medical Paternalism in Reproductive Medicine
Kara Swanson, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

January 6, 2016

Faculty Roundtable
A Brief Overview of NEU Sponsored Research Culture: An Informal Discussion
Charles Storey, Bouvé College of Health Sciences

2015 Events


December 14, 2015

Faculty Roundtable
Making People Healthier by Suing Corporate Miscreants
Richard Daynard, University Distinguished Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Andrew Rainer, Litigation Director, Public Health Advocacy Institute

November 16, 2015

Faculty Roundtable
The Impact of Damages Caps on Medical Malpractice Insurance Premiums
Kathryn Zeller, Professor of Law, Georgetown Law

October 26, 2015

Annual Lecture in Health Policy and Law
The New Jane Crow: Reproduction, Incarceration and The Collateral Damage on Children and Families
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Director, Center for Biotechnology and Global Health Policy, University of California, Irvine School of Law

September 9, 2015

Faculty Roundtable
Employer Wellness Incentives, Disability and Coerced Disclosure
Kristin Madison, Professor of Law and Health Sciences

May 18, 2015

Faculty Roundtable
The Domestic Violence Institute: Practice and Partnership (Current Work, Collaboration and Plans for the future)
Margo Lindauer, Visiting Clinical Professor and Director of the Domestic Violence Institute, Northeastern University School of Law

April 29,  2015

Faculty Roundtable
Did Medicare Part D improve national trends in health outcomes or medical care utilization?
Becky Briesacher, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy and Health Systems Sciences, School of Pharmacy, Northeastern University

April 17,  2015

Symposium Honoring Professor Wendy Parmet’s Populations, Public Health, and the Law

April 15,  2015

Faculty Roundtable
Firearms and Suicide
Matthew Miller, Director of Undergraduate Health Sciences Program, Bouvé College of Health Sciences
Dr. Miller, a physician with training in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology, is an expert in injury and violence prevention, with a special interest in firearm related violence and public health approaches to preventing suicide. Dr. Miller’s suicide scholarship underscores the importance of efforts that reduce not only suffering that leads people to attempt suicide, but also ready access to highly lethal methods used in suicidal acts, such as firearms. Dr. Miller’s work has contributed to the empirical evidence supporting the observation that suicide risk for individuals and suicide rates for populations can be greatly reduced by reducing access to firearms and other highly lethal suicide methods, even in the absence changes in underlying psychiatric illness or even suicidal behavior. In addition to empirical work in injury prevention, Dr. Miller’s scholarship includes work that focuses on the fundamental and often unrecognized tension between research and therapy in clinical trials. Dr. Miller is Assistant Editor of the journal Injury Epidemiology and a recipient of the Excellence in Science Award from the American Public Health Association.
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

March 30,  2015

Faculty Roundtable
Do Hospitals Benefit their Communities? Empirical, Legal, and Policy Considerations
Gary Young, Professor of Strategic Management and Healthcare Systems and Director, Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Research, Northeastern University.

February 26,  2015

Faculty Roundtable
Advancing Global Health Through a Treaty on Antimicrobial Resistance
Kevin Outterson, Professor of Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Law
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

January 20, 2015

An Afternoon with Steven Brill
Steven Brill has written for The New Yorker, Time and The New York Times Magazine. A graduate of Yale College and Yale Law School, he founded and ran Court TV, The American Lawyer magazine, 10 regional legal newspapers and Brill’s Content magazine. Brill was the author of Time’s March 4, 2013, special report “Bitter Pill: Why Medical Bills Are Killing Us,” for which he won the 2014 National Magazine Award for Public Service. Brill also teaches journalism at Yale, where he founded the Yale Journalism Initiative to encourage and enable talented young people to become journalists. Following the presentation, there will be a book signing. Steven Brill's new book America’s Bitter Pill will be available for purchase.
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

2014 Events

2014 Health Law Events

September 10, 2014

Faculty Roundtable
Targeting Leishmaniasis in Kenya: An integrated community interventional-evaluative model for neglected disease in East Pokot district, Kenya
Richard Wamai, Assistant Professor of African American Studies, Northeastern University
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. 

November 10, 2014

Public Health Law Practice Lecture 
Featuring Donna Levin '78, National Director, Network for Public Health Law

Donna Levin '78 is national director for the Network for Public Health Law. She previously served as general counsel for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. The Network provides assistance and resources to public health lawyers and officials on legal issues related to public health, including health reform, emergency preparedness, drug overdose prevention, health information privacy and food safety. More than 3,500 public health practitioners, attorneys, researchers, policy makers and others have joined the Network since it was formed in 2010 as a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

April 25, 2014   

Clashing Rights: Free Speech and Reproductive Autonomy

February 14, 2014

Faculty Roundtable 
Expanding Nurses’ Scope of Practice: Where It’s at in State Legislatures and the Trenches of Patient Care
Timothy Hoff, Associate Professor of Management and Organizational Development, Healthcare Systems and Health Policy 
Time: 12:00 to 1:00 p.m.

January 22, 2014

Faculty Roundtable 
As Health Care Reform Expands Access, Does the Health of the Public Improve?
John Auerbach, Distinguished Professor of Practice and Director of the Institute on Urban Health Research

January 15, 2014   

Public Health Practice
Lois Cornell '86, President, American Health Lawyers Association; Senior Vice President of Human Resources and General Counsel, Tufts Health Plan

2013 Events

2013 Health Law Events

December 6, 2013

Faculty Roundtable
Protest Through Reification of the System in Contemporary Health Policy Fiction
David A. Rochefort, Arts & Sciences Distinguished Professor of Political Science

November 13, 2013 

Faculty Roundtable
Charity for Health
Patricia Illingworth, Professor of Philosophy

October 21, 2013 

Faculty Roundtable
Professional Dominance as a Barrier in Research Translation
Laura Senier, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Health Sciences

September 25, 2013  

Faculty Roundtable 
Harnessing Interdisciplinary Perspectives to Inform Effective Health Policy and Law in HIV/AIDS Response
Aziza Ahmed, Assistant Professor of Law
Brook Baker, Professor of Law
Richard Wamai, Assistant Professor of African American Studies

September 12-13, 2013  

Movements for Sexual and Reproductive Health and HIV: Critical Reflections
(by invitation only)

April 19, 2013  

After the Storm: New Directions in Health Policy and Law (canceled due to Marathon Bombing)
Join us for a day of informative discussion and exploration with some of the nation’s leading policymakers and researchers in health policy and law. Engage in conversations that examine the new directions for health policy and law, regionally, nationally and globally in the wake of the tumultuous events of 2012, including the Supreme Court’s ACA decision and the US Presidential Election. 

April 3, 2013   

Faculty Roundtable
The Use of Breastfeeding-Related Reporting to Improve Health Care Quality
Kristin Madison and Roger Edwards

March 26, 2013

Faculty Roundtable
Helen Suh MacIntosh, Bouve College of Health Sciences 

Febuary 15, 2013

Faculty Roundtable
Indoor tanning near campus: Student motivations and university policies 
Mark Gottlieb, J.D., Executive Director of The Public Health Advocacy Institute at Northeastern University School of Law  
Rachel Rodgers, Ph.D., Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Counseling & Applied Educational Psychology, Bouvé College of Health Sciences 
Deb Franko, Ph.D., Professor and Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Bouvé College of Health Sciences   

Febuary 6, 2013  

HIV/AIDS Policy Grand Rounds
Injection Drug Use and HIV: A Tale of Deadly Policy
This workshop (3rd in the series) will focus on the role of drug policy as a driver of the HIV epidemic among injection drug users. Professor Leo Beletsky will be joined by guest expert, Professor Robert Heimer, Yale School of Public Health. The speakers will explore the interface of drug policy, HIV risk and human rights, with special focus on the role of law and law enforcement in fueling the epidemic in the US and Eastern Europe. 

January 22, 2013  

Faculty Roundtable 
The Vitality of the Brand: Pharmaceutical Trademarks and the Material Culture of Efficacy
Jeremy Green, Department of the History of Science, Harvard University

2012 Events

2012 Health Law Events

December 10, 2012  

Faculty Roundtable
Law, Knowledge and Science: The Politics of HIV
Aziza Ahmed, School of Law

November 28, 2012  

HIV/AIDS Policy Grand Rounds
The Cutting Edge: Male Circumcision for HIV Prevention
The Program on Health Policy and Law presents interdisciplinary perspectives and questions on the history, application and current debates to combat the epidemic.
Featuring professors Daniel Halperin of Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, and Richard Wamai of Northeastern University.
12:00 to 2:00 p.m., 94 Cargill Hall 

November 19, 2012 

Faculty Roundtable
What’s Next in Health Policy and Law After the Election? 

November 1-2, 2012

Institute on Human Rights and the Social Determinants of Health 
Co-sponsored with the Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy

October 15, 2012 

Faculty Roundtable 
Optimizing the Response of Prevention: HIV Efficiency in Africa Project
Richard Wamai, Department of African American Studies, and Omar Galarraga, Brown University

September 21, 2012 

Faculty Roundtable
Collaborating for Impact: Healthy Kids, Health Futures — A Multi-Level Early Childhood Obesity Prevention Initiative 
Carmen Sceppa and Jessica Hoffman, Bouvé College of Health Sciences
12:00 to 1:30 p.m., 120 Knowles

September 11, 2012

HIV/AIDS Policy Grand Rounds

Treatment for/plus/as Prevention
The Program on Health Policy and Law presents interdisciplinary perspectives and questions on the history, application and current debates to combat the epidemic.
Featuring professors Brook Baker of Northeastern University School of Law and Professor Jen Cohn, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania and Doctors without Borders 

August 6, 2012 

A special one-day session to learn about overdose education/naloxone distribution models and to strategize next steps in Rhode Island. Invited speakers include national leaders in overdose death prevention who will discuss successful models for overdose prevention training/naloxone distribution.
Leo Beletsky, School of Law, and others.

July 23-24, 2012

Workshop (by invitation)
Advancing Public Health through the Law:The Role of Legal Academics
Sponsored by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Law Research

July 18, 2012

ACA Panel: Health Health Reform Upheld!
A discussion on the Supreme Court's ACA Decision. Sponsored by the Health Law Society.
Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis and Wendy Parmet, Kristin Madison and Martha Davis, School of Law
Presentation materials:
Professor Kristin Madison: The Supreme Court Speaks: The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act Decision
Professor Wendy Parmet: The Constitutionality of the Medicaid Expansion: The Stealth Claim

May 3, 2012

Faculty Roundtable
Patricia Illingworth, College of Social Sciences & Humanities
12:00 to 1:30 p.m., 120 Knowles

April 13, 2012

Faculty Roundtable
Opportunities & Challenges in Disability-Related Health Care Reform Initiatives: The assumptions behind care and financing integration for the dually-eligible younger disabled.
Jean McGuire, Bouvé College of Health Sciences
12:00 to 1:30 p.m., 120 Knowles

March 27, 2012

Panel Presentation
The Affordable Care Act: Constitutional Challenges and Political Implications
Kristin Madison, Wendy Parmet, School of Law, and Michael Tolley, Department of Political Science 12:00 to 1:30 p.m., 250 Dockser

March 16, 2012 

Health Systems in Reform
Keynote Speaker: Lewis Morris, Chief Counsel to the Inspector General, Office of Inspector General, US Department of Health and Human Services

March 12, 2012

Faculty Roundtable

Social Change and Health in Eastern Europe: Implications for Cervical Cancer Prevention
Irina Todorova, Bouvé College of Health Sciences
12:00 to 1:30 p.m., 120 Knowles

February 13, 2012

Faculty Roundtable
Using Social Epidemiology to Understand the Roles of Law, Law Enforcement and Human Rights in the AIDS Epidemic
Leo Beletsky, School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences
12:00 to 1:30 p.m., 120 Knowles

January 23, 2012

Faculty Roundtable
Legal Approaches to the Obesity Epidemic
Cara Wilking and Richard Daynard, Public Health Advocacy Institute
12:00 to 1:30 p.m., 120 Knowles