Bioethics and Public Health Scholars Appointed to Hall Center for Law and Health


Professor Eric Meslin, Director of the Indiana University Center for Bioethics, and Professor Ross Silverman of the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI, have received secondary appointments to the faculty of the IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law.

Professor Eric MeslinProfessor Meslin has been appointed as a Professor of Bioethics and Law at IU McKinney. He is the founding director of the IU Center for Bioethics in the IU School of Medicine, where he also serves as a Professor of Medicine. In addition to his appointments within the School of Medicine, Professor Meslin also holds appointments as Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics; Professor of Public Health; and Professor of Philosophy. Meslin was appointed IU’s first Professor of Bioethics in 2012. Among his other responsibilities, he directs the IU-Moi University Academic Research Ethics Partnership, working with Moi University in Kenya.

“Eric Meslin is one of the foremost bioethicists in the world,” said Professor Nicolas Terry, Co-Director of the William S. and Christine S. Hall Center for Law and Health. “He has a long history of collaboration with Robert H. McKinney School of Law and has been one of the most effective voices for increased inter-disciplinary work across our campus.”

Professor Ross SilvermanProfessor Silverman has been appointed as a Professor of Public Health and Law at IU McKinney. He is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Fairbanks School of Public Health. From 1998 to 2013, he was on the faculty at Southern Illinois University Schools of Medicine and Law, where he served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Medical Humanities and Professor of Psychiatry at SIU School of Medicine, and Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at SIU School of Law. He was recently appointed as a mentor in the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation/Georgia State University Future of Public Health Law Education Faculty Fellowship Program.

“Ross Silverman’s reputation in public health law, policy, and ethics is rich and celebrated,” Professor Terry said. “Since joining the faculty of the Fairbanks School of Public Health in 2013, his outreach across our campus has been notable and we are pleased to welcome his presence at the Robert H. McKinney School of Law.”

For over 25 years, IU McKinney’s Hall Center for Law and Health has served as a multidisciplinary teaching and research Center within the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. The primary goals of the Center are the education and career furtherance of law students and the analysis and improvement of health law and policy. The Center is located on the campus of Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, the same IU campus that is home to the nation’s second largest medical school, and the nation’s largest multi-disciplinary nursing school.

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