Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH

Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH

Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH (Photo: Univ. of Pittsburgh Center for Teaching and Learning, Photographic Services)

Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of 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, where she teaches courses on health care compliance and health law and ethics. 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 and ethical issues related to the delivery of health care, as well as public health preparedness, response, and recovery. At Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College, Hershey is an Adjunct Instructor of Health Law.

Ms. Hershey is actively involved in efforts to assist Indian tribes with legal preparedness for public health emergencies, as well as other state and national programs involving legal preparedness. Her research interests also include law and policy issues related to telemedicine, sepsis, and health equity. She has served as a reviewer for the Journal of Public Health Practice and Management, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness, and the American Public Health Association, and is a volunteer contributor to the American Health Lawyers Association.

Before coming to Pitt Public Health, Ms. Hershey was a health care attorney in Washington, DC, and Pittsburgh. She is a cum laude graduate of Villanova University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Biology and History. At The George Washington University, Ms. Hershey participated in a dual degree program where she earned her Juris Doctorate (with honors) and a Master of Public Health in Health Policy. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Bars.

Areas of Expertise: emergency preparedness, response, and recovery law; tribal public health preparedness; health care compliance; telemedicine; legal and policy issues related to sepsis