Crossroads: Law and Public Health
Crossroads: Law and Public Health addresses topics related to the intersection of law and public health. This series highlights the perspectives of two attorneys turned academicians and explores legal and policy issues that impact public health.
Elizabeth Van Nostrand, JD, is an Associate Professor and the Director of the MPH and JD/MPH Programs in the Department of Health Policy and Management at Pitt Public Health, an Adjunct Professor in the School of Law, a recent Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Fellow, Director of Pitt Public Health’s JD/MPH program, and Principal Investigator/Director of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Training Center.
(Photo: University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health)
Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management, at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She is also the Assistant Director for Law and Policy at the Center for Public Health Practice at Pitt Public Health, where she researches legal, policy, and ethical issues related to the delivery of health care and emergency preparedness. [Full bio].
Read all columns in this series:
- September Is Sepsis Awareness Month
- Impeachment by the Numbers
- Contradictory ABA Letters Reflect Divisiveness of Our Country
- President Trump’s Emergency Declaration Concerning the Opioid Crisis
- Justice Gorsuch’s Potential Impact on Public Health
- “Stroke of the Pen. Law of the Land.” The Power and Appeal of Executive Orders
- 21st Century Cures Act: Laudable Goals but Public Health Programs Pay the Price
- Environmentalists Score Big in Their War Against Fracking