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“Involving children increases the likelihood that they will follow treatment plans,” said Jonathan Todres, professor of law. “It also might improve the treatment plan itself, because engaging children more meaningfully makes it more likely that they will open up and share what is happening in their lives.”

Todres: Children’s Right to Participate has Powerful Implications in Health Care

When children participate in discussions regarding health care options, their health outcomes improve. Yet children are often excluded from having meaningful involvement in health care decisions.

The right to participate has potentially powerful implications for children’s day-to-day lives and for their future as adults—therefore health care providers should develop more child-rights supportive processes to empower… more »

Exhibit Illustrates Need for Interdisciplinary Work in Health Equity

“While health disparities are well documented, they are not well understood,” said Leandris Liburd, associate director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a discussion hosted by Georgia State Law’s Center for Law, Health & Society. The event was a collaboration among the College… more »

Combatting Prescription Opioid Abuse

Patricia J. Zettler, associate professor of law, served as a consultant to the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (NASEM) Committee on Pain Management and Regulatory Strategies to Address Prescription Opioid Abuse. The report, which was commissioned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), was released in July. Zettler has expertise in the regulation… more »

Improving Food Safety

Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development and Distinguished University Professor Timothy D. Lytton’s research examines health and safety regulations, with a particular focus on food policy. He is writing a book, Outbreak: Foodborne Illness and the Evolving Food Safety System.

How big is the food safety problem?  Researchers at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta estimate that each year in the United States, foodborne… more »

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Johnston, Kershner and Meals Appointed to Nontenure-Track Faculty

The College of Law has appointed the associate and assistant directors of the Center for Law, Health & Society; the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth; and the Center for Access to Justice as nontenure-track faculty. Karen Johnston (J.D. ’08), Stacie Kershner (J.D. ’08) and Darcy Meals are now academic professionals.

“Our… more »

Kuhner, Rowberry, Todres Among 2017 Fulbright Awardees

Three Georgia State Law professors, Timothy K. Kuhner, Ryan Rowberry and Jonathan Todres, were each awarded a 2017 Fulbright for academic study and research in their respective fields.

The Fulbright Program has long been considered the flagship international educational exchange. The program receives thousands of applications from professionals, academics and artists… more »

HeLP Legal Services Clinic Celebrates 10 Years with Reception at College of Law

Alumni, faculty and friends celebrated the 10th anniversary of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic Thursday, Sept. 14, with a reception at Georgia State Law. In its 10 years, more than 270 students from multiple professions have worked together in the clinic to address the social determinants of health for low-income families, recovering more than $1.2… more »

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College No. 6 on ‘Top 10 Law Schools for Health Law’

Georgia State Law is ranked No. 6 on Law Street Media’s “Top 10 Law Schools for Health Law” list.

The specialty rankings blend quantitative and qualitative data using a 100-point formula that examines courses offered (25 points), graduates employed in the specialty (20), proximity to subject-relevant employment centers (15), networking and extracurricular opportunities in… more »

Health disparities in the United States exist because of a history of systemic racism that is perpetuated by present-day structures, said Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.PH., Ph.D., keynote speaker for the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference held June 8-10.

Keynote Speaker Camara Jones: Racism Has ‘Profound Impacts on Health and Well-Being of Nation’

Health disparities in the United States exist because of a history of systemic racism that is perpetuated by present-day structures, said Camara Phyllis Jones, M.D., M.PH., Ph.D., keynote speaker for the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics’ 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference held June 8-10.

To develop effective policies to achieve… more »

Exhibit On Georgia State Campus Allows Public To Explore Issues Of Health Equity In America

ATLANTA—Georgia State University is re-mounting portions of the exhibit “Health is a Human Right: Race and Place in America,” making materials originally displayed at the David J. Sencer CDC Museum available to the public for the first time since 2014.