Other Branches of Science Are Necessary to Form a Lawyer: Teaching Public Health Law in Law School
Richard A. Goodman,
Richard A. Goodman, M.D., J.D., M.P.H., is with the Financial Management Office and the Public Health Law Program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Goodman, who has worked for the CDC since 1978, has held assignments in state health department and academic settings, and for a decade served as Editor-in-chief of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (h4MWR) series.
Zita Lazzarini, J.D., M.P.H., teaches health law and bioethics at the University of Connecticut Health Center and the Harvard School of Public Health and directs the Division of Medical Humanities at the University of Connecticut Health Center. Professor Lazzarini has co-authored Human Rights and Public Health in the AIDS Pandemic, published by Oxford University Press in 1997. She has also co-authored national surveys on health information privacy, syringe-related laws, and HIV-testing and HIV-counseling provisions.
Anthony D. Moulton, Ph.D., is the Director of the Public Health Law Program within the Public Health Practice Program Office at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Before serving in this capacity, he served as Associate Director for Policy, Program Development and Academic Affairs in the CDC's Public Health Practice Program Office and Acting Deputy Director of the office. He received his doctoral degree political science from the University of Chicago.
Scott Burris, J.D., is a Professor of Law at the Beasley School of Law of Temple University, and Associate Director for the Center for Law and the Public's Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities.
Nanette R. Elster, J.D., M.P.H., is Assistant Professor at the Institute for Bioethics, Health Policy and Law and in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Louisville School of Medicine.
Paul A. Locke, J.D., M.P.H., Dr. FH, Deputy Director and General Counsel of Trust for America's Health, a new public health advocacy organization whose mission is to protect the health and safety of all communities, especially those most at risk of environmental and other public health threats. He is principal investigator of the trust's latest report, State Birth Defects Tracking and Prevention: Too Many States Are Not Making the Grade, which was published this February.
Lawrence O. Gostin, J.D., LL.D. (Hon.), is Professor of Law at Georgetown University, Professor of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University, and Director of the Center for Law and the Public's Health (CDC Collaborating Center Promoting Health Through Law) at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities. He is presently Visiting Scholar at Oxford University, the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, in England. Professor Gostin is a Lifetime Member of the Institute of Medicine, serves on the Institute of Medicine Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and is a member of the Committee on Assuring the Health of the Public in the 21st Century. His latest books are both published by the University of California Press and Milbank Memorial Fund: Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (2OOO) and Public Health Law and Ethics: A Reader (2OO2).