U.S. Health Policy

Prior to my faculty position in global health policy, I had already established a large body of applied research in domestic health policy. As the Public Health Law Manager at Columbia University’s Center for Health Policy, I developed a series of domestic studies on emergency preparedness law, health care-associated infection law, state public health law reform, and the legal authorities of health departments. While transitioning from domestic to global research, I have continued to contribute to domestic health law where it intersects with human rights law and global health law, advancing global health scholarship within the larger public health law community.
PublicationsPresentationsPublic Engagement
Health and Human Rights Journal
Publications
Dec 2020
Health and Human Rights in the New American Administration
Indiana Health Law Review
Publications
Feb 2020
Advancing the Human Right to Health: Eleanor Kinney’s Seminal Contributions to the Development and Implementation of Human Rights for Public Health
BMJ Global Health
Publications
Oct 2018
Towards Universal Health Coverage: Including Undocumented Migrants
American Public Health Association, Atlanta, Georgia
Presentations
Nov 2017
Autonomous Vehicles: Developing a Public Health Research Agenda to Frame the Future of Transportation Policy
Endeavors
Public Engagement
Jun 2017
Disruptive Driving
The Lancet
Public Engagement
Aug 2016
Bigotry, Bills, and Medicine: Lessons from the USA
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois
Presentations
Nov 2015
Welfare Generosity as a Determinant of Health: Coding State Welfare Laws to Assess Public Health Impact
Ethics Around the Table, Parr Center for Ethics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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Apr 2015
Realizing the International Human Right to Health through U.S. Health Care Policy
University of Cape Town, Cape Town, South Africa
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Sep 2014
U.S. Efforts to Realise the Right to Health: The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts
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Nov 2013
US Efforts to Realize the Right to Health Through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Health Law Professor’s Conference, Seton Hall University School of Law, Newark, New Jersey
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Jun 2013
Redundancy as a Public Health Tool
Human Rights Law Review
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Jan 2013
US Efforts to Realise the Right to Health through the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act
Debates on U.S. Health Care
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Sep 2012
Health Care as a Human Right
Rights Based Approaches to Public Health
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Nov 2010
A Rights-Based Approach to Health Care Reform
North Carolina Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Wilmington, North Carolina
Presentations
Oct 2010
North Carolina Institutions, U.S. Foreign Policy, and Global Health Policy: North Carolina as a Driving Force for the Obama Administration’s Global Health Initiative
North Carolina Medical Journey
Publications
Oct 2010
North Carolina and the Evolving Global Health Policy Agenda
Journal of Public Health Management & Practice
Publications
Dec 2009
Modernizing State Public Health Enabling Statutes to Reflect the Mission and Essential Services of Public Health
Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
Publications
Sep 2009
Examination of the Relationship Between Public Health Statute Modernization and Local Public Health System Performance
Unite for Sight Global Health Conference, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut
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Apr 2009
A Rights-Based Approach to US Health Care Reform: Realizing the Highest Attainable Standard of Health through a Focus on Underlying Determinants
American Journal of Public Health
Publications
Mar 2009
Transitions in State Public Health Law: Comparative Analysis of State Public Health Law Reform Efforts Following the Turning Point Model State Public Health Act
American Journal of Infection Control
Publications
Oct 2008
Public Health Law for the Collection and Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Journal of Allied Health
Publications
Jul 2008
Training for Interdisciplinary Health Research: Defining the Required Competencies
AcademyHealth Annual Research Meeting, Washington, DC
Presentations
Jun 2008
Community Water Fluoridation, Back in the Courts: Applying Public Health Law to Improve Oral Health
Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics
Publications
Jun 2008
Improving Competencies for Public Health Emergency Legal Preparedness
New York State Bar Association, “Getting Ready in New York: Public Health Emergency Legal Preparedness,” Yonkers, New York
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May 2008
Legal Issues in Real Time During Disasters and Public Health Emergencies
National Oral Health Conference, Miami, Florida
Presentations
Apr 2008
Applying Public Health Law to Improve Oral Health
Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law
Publications
Apr 2008
Report from the Field: Alaskan Public Health Law Reform
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Princeton, New Jersey
Presentations
Dec 2007
Comparative Analysis of State Public Health Law Reform Efforts Following the Turning Point Model State Public Health Act
Center for Interdisciplinary Research on Antimicrobial Resistance, Columbia University
Presentations
Oct 2007
Public Health Law and State Reporting of Healthcare-Associated Infections
Journal of Law, Media & Ethics
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Sep 2007
Why and How States Are Updating Their Public Health Law
Public Health Reports
Publications
Aug 2007
Contrasting Experiences of State Public Health Law Reform Pursuant to the Turning Point Model State Public Health Act
Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Orlando, Florida
Presentations
Jun 2007
State Public Health Law Modernization: Assessing the Impact of the Turning Point Model State Public Health Act
American Public Health Association 134th Annual Meeting & Exposition, Boston, Massachusetts
Presentations
Nov 2006
Modernizing Public Health Laws in the 21st Century: The Impact of the Turning Point Model State Public Health Act on State Legislative Reforms
Academy Health Annual Research Meeting, Seattle, Washington
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Jun 2006
A Method for Assessing Changes in State Public Health Laws: What has been the impact of the Model State Public Health Act?
The Public’s Health and the Law in the 21st Century, Centers for Disease Control
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Jun 2006
Alaska Public Health Law Reform Pursuant to the Turning Point Model State Public Health Act: Transforming National Collaboration into State Legislation