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Annual Health Law Conference 2018 Diseases of Despair: The Role of Policy and Law

This year’s conference and associated scholarship brought together experts, policymakers and academics to discuss so-called deaths of despair (death from suicide, chronic substance use and overdoses) and their linkage to other determinants of health (education, labor markets, marital patterns).

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Dean Jeremy Paul
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The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
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The Honorable Patrick J. Kennedy
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Moayad Al-Suwaidan '18, Outgoing Editor-in-Chief of the Northeastern University Law Review (NULR)
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Jennifer Lea Huer, Managing Director, Center for Health Policy and Law
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Leo Beletsky, Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences, Northeastern University
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Michael Botticelli, Executive Director, The Grayken Center for Addiction Medicine, Boston Medical Center; former Director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy under the Obama Administration
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Michael Botticelli and Leo Beletsky
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L-R: Renée Landers, Professor of Law and Director, Health Law Concentration, Suffolk University Law School; Lindsey Cei Vuolo '14, Associate Director, Health Law and Policy, The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse; Brietta Clark, Associate Dean for Faculty, Professor of Law, and J. Rex Dibble Fellow, Loyola Law School