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Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16) Bridging the Communication Gap in Health Care

Dr. Sheila Salvant Valentine (J.D./M.S.H.A. ’16), a 2016 Health Law Award recipient, joined the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the HIV prevention division as an ORISE fellow in 2016. Formerly, she was a primary-care physician practicing in the Caribbean, first in Jamaica and then in Turks and Caicos Islands.

Why did you decide… more »

Crow (B.A. ’97, J.D. ’02): Never a Dull Moment in Litigation

Nikole Crow (B.A. ’97, J.D. ’02) is counsel in Womble Carlyle’s Business Litigation Practice Group in the firm’s Atlanta office. Her practice is focused on life, health and disability insurance litigation involving individual and group insurance policies, including those governed by ERISA, and self-funded employee welfare benefit plans.

What’s your day-to-day like? As a… more »

Public Figures and Genetic Paparazzi

Associate Professor of Law Yaniv Heled’s research focuses on legal and ethical aspects of biomedical technologies. He is the co-director of the Center for Intellectual Property Law.

You are researching what you call “genetic paparazzi.” Tell us more. It’s very clear that when you are a public figure, you have less of an expectation… more »

Exhibit Illustrates Need for Interdisciplinary Work in Health Equity

“While health disparities are well documented, they are not well understood,” said Leandris Liburd, associate director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a discussion hosted by Georgia State Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society. The event was a collaboration among the… more »

Navigating ACA Repeal/Replace Efforts

Associate Professor of Law Erin C. Fuse Brown’s research and expertise include health care prices, medical billing, the Affordable Care Act, health care competition and regulation, surprise medical bills, consumer protections for patients and genetic research and privacy. She is one of five new casebook authors for the 8th edition of Health Law, published… more »

Tips for Practitioners | Dealing with Uncertainty

Most lawyers at some point in their careers will be asked to advise a client during a time of uncertainty. Uncertainty may result from a change in legal, political or economic climate, or be driven by a new business venture. The ability to manage and work through uncertainty is an important skill for a lawyer,… more »

Prenatal Genetic Testing Raises Ethical Questions

Paul A. Lombardo, Regents’ Professor and Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law, is a lawyer/historian who served from 2011 to 2016 as a senior advisor to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. He has published extensively on topics in health law, medicolegal history and bioethics and is best known for his… more »

Wendy Hensel

From the Interim Dean: Need for Educated Health Law Professionals Never Greater

It is not secret that health law has dominated the news this year. It is an area that affects people in their daily lives and has wide-reaching implications for society. Health is a complex concept that is determined by far more than the simple availability of quality medical care. It is also heavily influenced by access to clean water and… more »

Improving Food Safety

Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Distinguished University Professor Timothy D. Lytton’s research examines health and safety regulations, with a particular focus on food policy. He is writing a book, Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Evolving Food Safety System.

How big is the food safety problem?  Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta estimate that each year in the United States, foodborne… more »