April 2016
Volume 4, Number 1
Individual Choice v. Collective Destiny: The Future of Public Health 
Are individuals responsible for their own health? Or does the health of individuals depend upon the health of their communities? The Program on Health Policy and Law's annual conference on Friday, April 15, will bring together keynote speakers Dean Sandro Galea of Boston University of Public Health, Professor Jon Hanson of Harvard Law School, and legal and public health scholars and practitioners from across the country to discuss and chart the role of individual choice and public action in response to these - and many more - public health debates. Join us!
PHAI Urges HUD to Expand Proposed Smoke-free Public Housing Rule to All HUD-Funded Housing
The law school's Public Health Advocacy Institute has submitted comments to a proposed rule by the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to make its public housing smoke-free.
Madison and Parmet Present at Health Law Year in P/Review Conference
In January, Professor Kristin Madison presented on "Wellness Incentives, the ADA and GINA" and Professor Wendy Parmet spoke about "Gun Control and Public Health Law" at the fourth annual Health Law Year in P/Review at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.
Davis on Fulbright Delivers European Lecture Series
Professor Martha Davis is spending this year as the Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Human Rights and Humanitarian Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute at Lund University in Lund, Sweden. She is researching municipal policies relating to the human right to water and sanitation, and has delivered talks at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology and the University of Regensburg in Germany, among others.
Faculty in the News
Ebola Crisis Passes, but Questions on Quarantines Persist  
"The state has to have clear and convincing evidence that the detention is necessary to prevent the spread of disease," Professor Wendy Parmet tells The New York Times.  (more)
High-Level UN Initiative on Global Public Health Gap Holds Landmark Hearing
"There is a need for a system supporting countries to amend their laws in order to be able to issue compulsory licenses," Professor Brook Baker tells IP-Watch.  (more)
Milk Wanted
On Gimlet Media's Reply All, Professor Kara Swanson discusses the surprising history of breast milk in the United States.  (more)
Are Safe Injection Facilities for Heroin Users a Step in the Right Direction?
"... the political environment - from federal down to the local levels - has never been more favorable to innovations like safe injection facilities," Professor Leo Beletsky tells news@Northeastern.  (more)
About the Program on Health Policy and Law
Based in Northeastern University School of Law, the Program on Health Policy and Law draws from participating departments across Northeastern University to provide a rich context for students and researchers interested in public health law, health and human rights, health governance, intellectual property, bioethics, health care delivery law, and the regulation of our health care system. It is guided by faculty and staff with diverse areas of expertise and is affiliated with an array of university-wide institutes, programs and experiential learning opportunities.
Northeastern University Health-Related Institutes and Programs
Northeastern University School of Law Health-Related Dual-Degree Programs
Recent Selected Publications By Our Faculty
Roundtable: Utilizing an Urban Health Framework to Guide Policy Development
March 30, 2016
Shan Mohammed, Associate Clinical Professor, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
RSVP to  Claudia Zickell
Roundtable: Paying for Population Health: Possibilities and Perils in Healthcare Industry Investments
April 6, 2016
J ean McGuire, Professor of Practice, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
RSVP to  Claudia Zickell
Conference: Individual Choice v. Collective Destiny: The Future of Public Health
April 15, 2016
Keynote Speakers:
Jon Hanson, Alfred Smart Professor of Law and Director of the Project on Law and Mind Science, Harvard Law School
Sandro Galea, Dean and Robert A Knox Professor, Boston University School of Public Health
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Roundtable: Pushing the Safety Culture Agenda in the Construction Industry: Where Is the Evidence?
May 11, 2016
Jack Dennerlein, Professor, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University
RSVP to  Claudia Zickell