Area of Interest

Health Law

Explore the breadth and depth of the USC Gould School of Law’s faculty expertise, research impact, thought leadership, and academic program offerings in health law.



  • University Professor Emeritus, Scott H. Bice Chair Emeritus in Healthcare Law, Policy and Ethics, Professor Emeritus of Law and Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, and Founding Co-Director, Pacific Center for Health Policy and Ethics
  • Professor of Law and Preventive Medicine, Director, Institute on Inequalities in Global Health
  • USC Vice Provost and Senior Advisor to the Provost; Of Counsel, USC Office of the General Counsel; UPS Foundation Chair in Law and Gerontology, and Professor of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences
  • Orrin B. Evans Distinguished Professor of Law, and Professor of Law, Psychology, and Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences

Faculty in the News

  • Promote mental health awareness, services - Franklin County Times
    Franklin County Times
  • Against their will': A proposed law would make it easier to detain people with mental illness
    Los Angeles Times
  • A world gone mad: Schizophrenia and a journey through California's failed mental health system
    Los Angeles Times

Recent Research & Scholarship

  • “Accountability and Addictive Wrongs,” (review of Nora Engstrom and Robert Rabin’s “Pursuing Public Health Through Litigation: Lessons from Tobacco and Opioids”), Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots).

    November 1, 2021
  • “The Regulatory Shifting Baseline Syndrome: Vaccines, Generational Amnesia, and the Shifting Perception of Risk in Public Law Regimes,” Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics.

    May 2, 2022
  • “Use of global trait cues helps to explain older adults’ decrements in detecting children’s lies” (with Alison M. O’Connor, Micaela Wiens, & Angela D. Evans) 27 Legal and Criminological Psychology 48 (2022).

    March 1, 2022