Erin C. Fuse BrownCatherine C. Henson Professor of Law; Director Center for Law, Health & Society
J.D., magna cum laude, Georgetown University Law Center
M.P.H., Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
B.A, magna cum laude, Dartmouth College
Erin C. Fuse Brown, Catherine C. Henson professor of law and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society has taught Administrative Law, Health Law: Financing & Delivery, Legislation & Regulation, and the Health Care Transactional & Regulatory Practicum. She is the Director of the Center for Law, Health & Society. Professor Fuse Brown’s areas of research and expertise include health law and policy, health care finance, the regulation of health care markets and competition, the Affordable Care Act, single payer and public option health reforms, ERISA preemption of state health laws, consumer financial protections for patients, health care consolidation and prices, and surprise medical bills.
Professor Fuse Brown is one of five new casebook authors for the 8th Edition of Health Law, published in 2018 by West Academic. Her work has been published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Washington University Law Review, Indiana Law Journal, Hastings Law Journal, the New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine, JAMA, Milbank Quarterly, American Journal of Managed Care, AMA Journal of Ethics, Health Affairs Blog, the University of Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology, the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and the American Journal of Public Health, among others.
Professor Fuse Brown’s work has influenced health policy at the state and national levels. She has presented her work to the Federal Trade Commission and has consulted with the National Academy for State Health Policy, the Milbank Memorial Fund, and the Georgia Health Policy Center on legal and policy approaches to address health care consolidation, surprise medical bills, ERISA preemption, health care price transparency and data collection, the Affordable Care Act, and prescription drug prices. She has been the keynote speaker at the National Academy for State Health Policy’s annual conference and a plenary speaker at the Academy Health Policy conference.
Professor Fuse Brown has received grants from Arnold Ventures to study out-of-network air ambulance bills and to work with the researchers from the USC Brookings-Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy to study private equity investment in health care. She served as co-investigator on a grant from the National Human Genome Research Institute from 2014-2017 to study legal protections for participants in genomic research. Professor Fuse Brown won the 2017 Patricia T. Morgan Award for Outstanding Scholarship among the faculty. Her article with co-author Jaime S. King, “The Anticompetitive Potential of Cross-Market Mergers in Health Care,” won Best Antitrust and Mergers Article from the American Antitrust Institute in 2018.
Before joining the faculty at the Georgia State University College of Law, Professor Fuse Brown taught at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, where she was a visiting assistant professor and visiting fellow in ethics and health policy with the Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics. Before that, she practiced in the health care group of the San Francisco office of Ropes & Gray LLP and clerked for Judge Alan C. Kay on the U.S. District Court in the District of Hawaii.
Professor Fuse Brown received a J.D., magna cum laude, from the Georgetown University Law Center and a M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. While in law and public health schools, she was an editor of The Georgetown Law Journal, a Greenwall Student Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy, and a senior researcher for The Center for Law and the Public’s Health. Professor Fuse Brown holds a B.A, magna cum laude, from Dartmouth College in studio art.