Health and the Body Politic: Undermining Democracy, Undermining Health

Friday, April 16, 2021 | 1:30 - 5:00 PM 

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Health law scholars have been energetically engaged in identifying and responding to the myriad challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic. Equity, access, mental health, availability of resources, vaccine development and rationing, and related issues of public health and private rights have come to the fore as matters of critical concern. In addition, and related to these issues, is the critical question of democratic governance. Inextricably interrelated to the current public health crisis, the crisis of governance presents a host of issues to be examined. Join us for this dynamic conference featuring leading academics, policy-makers and advocates.

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Questions? Please contact Jennifer Huer at j.huer@northeastern.edu

2021 Health Law Conference 
Paper Workshop Program

Friday, April 16, 2021

1:30 PM

Welcome 

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

1:40 - 3:30 PM

Workshop Paper Presentations
In collaboration with the Northeastern University Law Review (NULR), we issued a Call for Papers for this workshop. Selected authors will present their papers during the workshop and commentators will offer feedback during the session. 

Post-Truth Won’t Set us Free: Health Law, Patient Autonomy and the Rise of the Infodemic

Authors

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

Jeremy Paul
Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law 


Commentator

Leslie Francis
Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Law, The University of Utah

Activismitis

Author

Courtney Anderson
Associate Prof. of Law, Georgia State University College of Law

Tribal Consultation and Health Policy 

Author

Aila Hoss
Assistant Profess of Law, University of Tulsa College of Law 

Commentator

Dr. Mary Owen
Director, Center of American Indian and Minority Health, University of Minnesota Medical School 

Second-Class Health in the Absence of Democracy

Authors

Paola Sepúlveda-Miranda
Clinical Data and Quality Management, Massachusetts Dept. of Mental Health; Director, Didasko Project; Research Associate in Psychology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Sonja M. Fernández-Quiñones
Systems Change Advocate, Sexual Violence Center; Social Media Manager, Didasko Project 

3:30 - 3:45 PM

Break

3:45 - 5:00 PM

Panel Discussion: The Fascist Threat to Health 
Hosted in collaboration with the American Journal of Public Health (AJPH)

Moderator

Alfredo Morabia
Editor-in-Chief, AJPH

Panelists

Mary Travis Bassett
Director, FXB Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard University; FXB Professor of Health and Human Rights, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health 

Ruth Ben-Ghiat
Professor of History and Italian Studies, New York University 

Paul Weindling
Wellcome Trust Research Professor in History of Medicine, Oxford Brookes University

5:00 PM

Closing Remarks

This event is hosted in collaboration with The American Journal of Public Health (AJPH) 
– A publication of the American Public Health Association.

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