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Events 2019-2020 Events

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re moving quickly to transition previously on-the-ground events this spring to virtual opportunities to connect. Check back regularly as we build our virtual programming.

PHLWCOVID-19 Public Health Law Briefings

Join public health law experts from around the country at noon every Tuesday and Thursday for live briefings discussing the biggest legal issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic. Visit @phlawwatch to watch the briefings live via Twitter. 

Co-sponsored by:
The Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law
The Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law
American Public Health Association (APHA) Law Section
Public Health Law Watch (PHLW)

Interested in participating as an expert? Click here to submit a topic or guest expert (yourself or others) for a future briefing.


Tuesday, March 31, 2020

#COVIDLawBriefing 1
Impacts and Implications for the US Prison System
12:00 - 12:20 PM | Visit @phlawwatch to watch live via Twitter

As COVID-19 continues to spread around the world, vulnerable populations like those in the US prison system are at particular risk. This live COVID-19 Law and Policy Briefing will describe the current situation and explore legal issues of COVID-19 in jails and prisons. These include the steps prisons and jails may take to protect inmate populations and employees, the rights prisoners have to care and prevention, and what happens next for prisoners who are released."
>> View the discussion

Scott Burris
Professor of Law, Center for Public Health Law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law

Leo Beletsky
Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University School of Law; Faculty Director, Health in Justice Action Lab

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

#COVIDLawBriefing 2
Commandeering Private Property for Pandemic Response
12:20 - 12:40 PM | Visit @phlawwatch to watch live via Twitter

As the number of cases grows in this pandemic, one specific medical resource in short supply is bed space. One solution to this issue is for governments to commandeer private property, such as hotels, convention centers, university dormitories, or even defunct hospitals. The legal question here is one of authority.
>> View the discussion

Scott Burris
Professor of Law, Center for Public Health Law at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law @scottburrisphlr

Vickie Williams
Senior Regulatory Counsel at CommonSpirit Health @CommonSpirit

Thursday, April 2, 2020

#COVIDLawBriefing 3
Legality of and Challenges to Rationing Medical Resources
12:00 - 12:40 PM | Visit @phlawwatch to watch live via Twitter

In light of the current rationing of personal protective equipment for medical professionals, and ventilators and other life-saving and sustaining medical resources, legal experts for this live COVID-19 Law and Policy Briefing fill discuss the legality of and potential legal challenges to rationing of medical resources. The guests will also review disability rights and access in the context of medical resource rationing.
>> View the discussion

Abraham Gutman
Editorial and Opinion Writer, Philadelphia Inquirer 

Lance Gable
Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University Law School 

Diane Hoffman
Director, Law and Health Care Program and Professor, University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Leslie Francis
Professor of Law, University of Utah College of Law

Samuel Bagenstos
Professor, University of Michigan College of Law @sbagen

Govind Persad
Assistant Professor, Sturm College of Law @GovindPersad

Friday, April 17, 2020

2020 Annual Health Law Conference
Public Health Litigation: Possibilities and Pitfalls
The paper workshop component of our 2020 Health Law conference will now be hosted virtually. Join us from noon on Friday, April 17, via Zoom at
The community discussion has been postponed until the fall. Details to be announced soon. 

June 3-5, 2020

Health Law Professors Conference
The Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law is thrilled to host ASLME’s 43rd Annual Health Law Professors Conference.

RECENT Health Law Events 

Friday, October 25, 2019

Annual Health Law Lecture 
We Will Be Citizens: From AIDS Activism to Mobilizing for (Health) Justice…
12:00 - 1:30 PM | 250 Dockser Hall 

Featuring Gregg Gonsalves, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology of Microbial Diseases, Yale School of Public Health; Associate Professor of Law and Research Scholar in Law, Yale Law School; Co-founder, Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP); 2018 MacArthur Foundation Fellow. 

Gregg Gonsalves is an epidemiologist and global health advocate integrating his experiences as a community activist with quantitative analysis and operations research to improve responses to global public health challenges. For nearly three decades, Gonsalves was an HIV/AIDS activist, working with domestic and international organizations such as AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) and the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa. His efforts to connect the HIV/AIDS community with top-tier researchers and scientists were a critical catalyst to fundamental advances in scientific knowledge of the disease. These experiences deeply informed his later training in epidemiology and current efforts to optimize the effectiveness of health programs for epidemic diseases, particularly within poor and marginalized communities.

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Practicing Health Law at Foley & Lardner
5:30 - 6:30 PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 

Join us for a conversation wtih Lawrence Vernalgia, partner and health care attorney at Foley & Lardner LLP, and learn more about:

- Practicing health law in a firm setting
- Pursuing a career in health law
- Applying for the Mayo-Foley Fellowship Program

Sponsored by the Center for Health Policy and Law and NUSL's New Markets Partnership

Monday, December 2, 2019

Join us for a day of solidarity in support of World AIDS Day 2019. 

Brought to you by Northeastern Unviersity School of Law's Center for Health Policy and Law, Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity, Center for Public Interest Advocacy and Collaboration, and Northeastern University's Partners in Health Engage

Discussion Panel
12:00 - 1:30 PM | 220 Dockser Hall 

Dr Anatole Manzi
Director of Clinical Practice and Quality Improvement, Partners in Health (PIH)

Aziza Ahmed
Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Brook K. Baker
Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Dr. Cassandra Pierre
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine

Tabling Event: Know Your Status, Know Your Risk 
12:00 - 3:00 PM | Curry Student Center 

Members of Partners in Health Engage (PIHE) will host a tabling event focused on increasing awareness and education about ways for students to actively engage in the fight against HIV/AIDS. Materials and resources related to access to prevention, testing, treatment, medications, reproductive health education, and counseling will be available for those interested. 

Film Screening: Fire in the Blood
5:00 - 7:30 PM | 250 Dockser Hall 

Film screening of Dylan Mohan Gray's documentary "Fire in the Blood" with post-film discussion featuring James Love, Director of Knowledge Ecology International and Brook K. Baker, Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law. 

Questions? Email Gianina Chua at

Wednesday, Feburary 5, 2020

Community Public Health Dialogue
The Coronavirus - Understanding Risk; Building a Response

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Health Law Roundtable
(Not)All In: Race, Immigration, and Healthcare Exclusion in America’s City on a Hill
Speaker: Tiffany Joseph, Associate Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Northeastern University
Co-hosted by the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research

Event Archive

2018-2019 Events

Monday, April 29 | 12:00 PM 
Knowles Center Conference Room 

Health Law Roundtable
Khiara Bridges
Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Equity, Justice & Engagement, Boston University School of Law

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | 12:00 PM

Lunch and Learn Speaker Event 

Jason Rifkin ’03
President/CEO, PhageNova Bio, Inc. (New York, New York)
Focus: IP/early stage biotechnology

Robert Warren ’03
Chief Operation Officer and Chief Financial Officer, AZTherapies, Inc. (Boston)
Focus: disruptive technology and clinical stage pharmaceuticals/biotechnology

Thursday, April 11 -  Friday, April 12, 2019

Annual Health Law Conference
Promises and Perils of Emerging Health Innovations

Northeastern University 

Health care is rapidly changing. Over the last decade, striking innovations, including artificial intelligence, robotics, mobile technology, gene therapies, pharmaceuticals, big data analytics, tele- and virtual health care delivery, have been developed as new entities and modes of delivery, from accountable care organizations (ACOs) to retail minute-clinics, have entered the market. More dramatic innovations and market disruptions are likely in the years to come. These new technologies and market disruptions offer immense promise to advance health care quality and efficiency, as well as improve provider and patient engagement. Success will depend, however, on careful consideration of potential perils and well-planned interventions to ensure new methods ultimately further, rather than diminish, the health of patients, especially those who are the most vulnerable.

Visit the conference webpage to see the full two-day schedule and register for the event. It is free and open to all! 

Thursday, March 28, 2019 | 6:00 PM 
250 Dockser Hall, Northeastern University School of Law 

Film Screening
Bending the Arc

Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, activist Ophelia Dahl, Todd McCormack, and investor Thomas White began a movement in the 1980s that changed global health forever. Reaching far beyond the issue of health care, Bending the Arc hows how moral imagination, strategy, and sheer will together can change the trajectory of the world, bending the arc of the moral universe closer to justice.

Co-sponsored by Northeastern's Partners in Health Engagethe School of Law's Health Law Society and Center for Health Policy and L

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 | 12:00 PM 
Knowles Center, 4th Floor Library

Lunch and Learn Speaker Event 
Michelle Anderson
Attorney, ZwillGen, (Boston)
Focus: privacy, security and consumer protection

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 | 12:00 PM 
Knowles Center Conference Room 

Health Law Roundtable
Nicole Huberfeld
Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, School of Public Health
Professor of Law, School of Law, Boston University

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 | 12:00 PM 
Knowles Center, 4th Floor Library

Lunch and Learn Speaker Event 
Luke Blackadar ’14
Director of Legal Services, Arts & Business Counsel of Greater Boston (formerly Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts)
Focus: intellectual property protection and affordable legal services for the arts and business communities

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Health Law Roundtable
Aziza Ahmed
Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Law, Public Health, and Social Movements: How Lawyers and Activists Changed the CDC Definition of AIDS

Friday, December 14, 2018

Finding the Nexus: Linking Systems for Domestic Violence Survivors
This one-day conference will explored the many barriers domestic violence survivors face, as well as potential solutions to bridging the gaps and linking the systems. Speakers and attendees represented multiple disciplines and sectors, including the judiciary, lawyer, academics, advocates, health care providers, social workers, politicians, faith leaders, policymakers and survivors. The panels provided an opportunity for dialogue and meaningful engagement by speakers and attendees, with a goal of actionable steps, including future working groups, technical assistance development, policy recommendations and trainings. 

Friday, November 9, 2018

Annual Health Law Lecture
#JusticeforJane: What Happened and What Comes Next in the Fight for Abortion Access

Featuring the ACLU’s Brigitte Amiri ’99, lead attorney fighting the Trump administration’s policy preventing young immigrant women from having abortions.

Brigitte Amiri ’99, deputy director of the Reproductive Freedom Project at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), will deliver this year’s Annual Lecture in Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law.

Over the past year, Amiri has been at the center of a national, high-profile lawsuit challenging the Trump administration’s policy of preventing young immigrant women from having abortions. Last fall, Amiri successfully argued on behalf of a 17-year-old woman, Jane Doe, who was able to get abortion care after an appeals court in Washington, DC, issued a decision that cleared the way. The fight continues with a class action case against the Department of Health and Human Services so that all Jane Does would have this same right.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Community Forum on Question 1
The Center for Health Policy and Law hosted a Community Forum on Question 1 (mandatory nurse staffing ratios) at the School of Law. Question 1 is a ballot measure for the 2018 Election in Massachusetts. 

This proposed law would limit how many patients could be assigned to each registered nurse in Massachusetts hospitals and certain other health care facilities. The maximum number of patients per registered nurse would vary by type of unit and level of care.

Speakers included representatives from:


Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Health Law Roundtable
Claudia Haupt, Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Northeastern University 
Topic: Pregnancy crisis centers and speech regulation 

2017-2018 Events

August 6, 2018

Health Law Networking Event 
6:00 - 7:30 PM
250 Dockser Hall 

Members of the Massachusetts Bar Association will provide insights into pursuing and working in health law practices.
A short networking reception will follow the panel. 


Shannon Choy-Seymour '05
BMC HealthNet Plan

Mala Rafik '97
Rosenfeld & Rafik

Joel Rosen '94
Rosen Law Office

Patrick Sheehan '97

Co-hosted by the Massachusetts Bar Association 

April 25, 2018

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30 PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Mary Steffel, Assistant Professor of Marketing, D'Amore-McKim School of Business, Northeastern University 

March 28, 2018

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30 PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Overcoming Market Barriers to Novel, Well-Adapted Medical Technologies in Low- and Middle-Income Countries - CS Engagement in Unitaid
Brook Baker, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

April 12-13, 2018

Annual Health Law Conference
Diseases of Despair: The Role of Policy and Law

February 21, 2018

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30 PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Opioids on Trial: Will Litigation Stem the Crisis?
Dr. Gregory Curfman, Research and Publication Director, Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law

January 31, 2018

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30 PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
Racial/ethnic disparities in adverse birth outcomes: steps towards understanding the role of structural determinants.
Collette Ncube, Future Faculty Fellow, Department of Health Sciences and Institute of Urban Health Research (IUHR), Northeastern University

 Co-sponsored by the Institute of Urban Health Research (IUHR) INSERT

December 6, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 
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 

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 

October 25, 2017

Faculty Roundtable
12:00 - 1:30PM | 120 Knowles Conference Room 

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

October 12, 2017

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

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 

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

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.

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)

2017 Events

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

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

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

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