Civil Rights

Ronald Bayer

Ronald Bayer is a professor at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University where he has taught for 12 years. Prior to coming to Columbia he was at the Hastings Center, a research institute devoted to the study of ethical issues in medicine and the life sciences. Bayer's research has examined ethical and policy issues in public health, focusing especially on AIDS, tuberculosis, illicit drugs, and tobacco. His articles on AIDS have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, The Lancet, the American Journal of Public Health, and The Milbank Quarterly.

Scott Burris

Scott Burris is a professor in both the Beasley School of Law and the School of Public Health and the director of the Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice at Temple University. He began his career in public health law during the early days of the HIV/AIDS epidemic.

Beatrix Hoffman

Beatrix R. Hoffman is a professor in the Department of History at Northern Illinois University. Her Investigator Award project is entitled "A History of the Right to Health Care in the United States." She is the author of The Wages of Sickness: The Politics of Health Insurance in Progressive America (Chapel Hill, 2001) and Health Care Reform and Social Movements in the United States (American Journal of Public Health, January 2003), among other publications.

Sherman James

Sherman A. James is a research professor in both the Emory University School of Public Health and College of Arts and Sciences. Perviously he was the Susan B. King Distinguished Professor of Public Policy in the Sanford School of Public Policy and professor of sociology and community and family medicine at Duke University. Prior to joining Duke University, he taught in the epidemiology departments at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (1973-89) and at the University of Michigan (1989-03). At Michigan, he was the John P.

Zita Lazzarini

Zita Lazzarini teaches health law and bioethics at the University of Connecticut Health Center (UCHC) and the Harvard School of Public Health and directs the UCHC Division of Medical Humanities. She is currently developing projects and methods to evaluate the impact of laws and policies on health and behavior using a social epidemiology framework. This work includes examination of criminal law and HIV risk behavior, as well as other aspects of HIV law and policy. She is also investigating human subjects research protections as a regulatory system. Ms.

Sara Rosenbaum

Sara Rosenbaum is the Harold and Jane Hirsh Professor of Health Law and Policy and chair of the department of health policy at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. Professor Rosenbaum also directs the Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program and the Center for Health Services Research and Policy and holds appointments in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Law School.

Joel Teitelbaum

Joel Teitelbaum, J.D., LL.M., is an associate professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management as well as the director of the Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program at the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health. He is the former vice chair for Academic Affairs in the Department. Professor Teitelbaum also serves as the co-principal investigator of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership at GW.