Profs. Lytton and Zettler

Collaborations in Regulatory Science

The Center for Law, Health and Society at Georgia State University welcomes two new faculty members with expertise in regulatory science: Timothy D. Lytton and Patricia J. Zettler.

The Food and Drug Administration defines regulatory science as “the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of all FDA-regulated products.” Increasingly government agencies responsible for developing health and safety regulations rely on scientific data, using scientific principles and methods to advance medical and public health research, to apply that knowledge to improve systems and thus health outcomes, and to translate the findings to other areas of food and drug development.

Recognizing the interdisciplinary nature of regulatory science and the need for those with legal, policy, and behavioral economics expertise to work together, Georgia State University awarded the College of Law, School of Public Health, and Andrew Young School of Policy Studies a cluster hire under the signature Second Century Initiative (2CI). The 2CI award leverages the School of Public Health’s recent Tobacco Center of Regulatory Science grant award and positions Georgia State as a national leader to pursue additional opportunities in regulation of tobacco and other public health topics.

“Regulatory science is an emerging field, and we are fortunate to be able to bring on such talented new faculty to expand our interdisciplinary collaborations,” said Steve Kaminshine, dean of the College of Law. “Tim and Patti bring complementary expertise that enriches our legal education curriculum and our research programs. They also add further depth and strength to our nationally recognized health law program.”



Patricia Zettler Enhances Health Law with Regulatory Science Background

Timothy Lytton Applies Interdisciplinary Expertise to Teaching