March 27, 2013
Health Law Grand Rounds
The Future of Health Law
Speaker: Professor Peter Jacobson, University of Michigan School of Public Health
Time: 12:45-1:45 p.m.
Location: Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
Professor Peter Jacobson, University of Michigan School of Public Health will speak on 'The Future of Health Law' on Wednesday, March 27 at 12:45 p.m. No fee to attend.
Peter D. Jacobson is Professor of Health Law and Policy in the Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Michigan School of Public Health, and Director, Center for Law, Ethics, and Health. He received his law degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1970, and a Masters in Public Health from UCLA in 1988. Before coming to the University of Michigan, he was Senior Behavioral Scientist at RAND from 1988 to 1996. His current research interests focus on the relationship between law and health care delivery and policy, law and public health systems, and health care safety net services.
In 1995, he received an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the role of the courts in shaping health care policy. The project culminated in the publication of the book Strangers in the Night: Law and Medicine in the Managed Care Era (Oxford University Press, 2002). Jacobson co-authored a law school casebook with Lawrence O. Gostin titled Law and the Health System (Foundation Press, 2005), and is also a co-author of False Hope vs. Evidence-Based Medicine: The Story of a Failed Treatment for Breast Cancer (Oxford University Press, 2007). He is currently the Associate Editor for Health Law and Public Health for the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law.
Professor Jacobson's current research interests focus on the relationship between law and health care delivery, law and public health systems, public health ethics, and health care safety net services. For instance, he has led recent studies examining public health entrepreneurship, the impact of state and federal law on public health preparedness, and enhancing organizational and operational efficiencies in Michigan's health care safety net providers.