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.

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Pre-Conference Workshop and Tours

Posted On June 19, 2017
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Pre-Conference Tours

The Center for Law, Health & Society offered two pre-conference tours, one of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and one of Grady Health System. Thirty attendees toured the CDC, the nation’s premier health promotion, prevention and preparedness agency and a global leader in public health.

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Plenaries and Sessions

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Struggle for the Soul of Medicaid

The opening plenary on June 9 focused on the future of Medicaid. The expert panel provided a comprehensive overview of the program, the proposed changes to it, and the impact such changes would have on the populations that it covers. Medicaid is the largest provider of health insurance,… more »

Awards and Appointments

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Jay Healey Teaching Award

Peter Jacobson, professor of health law and policy at the University of Michigan School of Public Health, was awarded the 2017 Jay Healey Teaching Award. Each year a professor of health law is recognized for his or her passion for teaching health law, mentoring of students and inspiring of colleagues.

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Conference Highlights


Charity Scott, Catherine C. Henson Professor of Law and founding director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, leads Georgia State Law’s initiative to increase wellness practices among law students, faculty and staff, as well as in law practice. Bringing these concepts to the conference, Scott organized a concurrent session on the… more »