News Briefs

Graduate Combines Love of Nursing and Forensics to Improve Patient Safety

Working at Grady Memorial Hospital and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta early in her nursing career, Beatrice Yorker (J.D. ’88) frequently saw the classic signs of child abuse, which set the course for Yorker’s life work.

After earning her J.D., she involved herself in probing the shadowy corners of human care. Her investigations led to a… more »

Wolf Participates in HIV Workshop in the Netherlands

Center director, Leslie Wolf, participated in a day-long workshop that preceded the international HIV/AIDS conference in Amsterdam to provide expert feedback on recommendations for ethically involving pregnant women in HIV/AIDS research.

Clinical research typically excludes pregnant women for ethical and legal concerns. However, such exclusion results in little evidence to guide treatment of HIV infected… more »

Erin C. Fuse Brown

Fuse Brown Highlights Widespread Roadblock to State Health Reform

The many facets of the health care system can be as varied as the types of ailments that exist and the patients who have them. Sometimes though there’s an issue that causes pain for many parts of the system.

Associate Professor of Law Erin C. Fuse Brown, J.D., M.P.H., highlighted one of them, the Employee Retirement Income… more »

Deluxe Jim Crow

In November, the Centers for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth and Law, Health & Society, together with the School of Public Health and Georgia Health Policy Center, hosted Karen Kruse Thomas, staff historian for the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, for a lecture and book signing event. Thomas presented “Deluxe Jim Crow… more »

Georgia State Hosts Public Health Receptions

The American Public Health Association hosted their Annual Meeting and Expo in Atlanta this November.

Demonstrating panther spirit, Georgia State University welcomed the more than 12,000 attendees. Led by the School of Public Health, several colleges and departments across Georgia State University including the Center for Law, Health & Society at College of Law, the… more »

Fuse Brown Speaks on Health Reform

In October, Erin Fuse Brown, associate professor of law, travelled to Seton Hall University School of Law as its Distinguished Visiting Health Law Scholar. Fuse Brown’s public presentation focused on consumer financial protection in health care, based on her recent Washington University Law Review article.

“The experience of being a health care consumer can be… more »

Legal, Business and Policy Perspectives on Health Care Reform

On Sept. 20, the Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State Law held what has become an annual update on issues in health care access and cost in the United States. The presentation, “Health Reform Update: Taking Stock of Efforts to Repeal and Replace the Affordable Care Act,” focused on the landscape of… more »

From Coverage to Care: A Roadmap to Better Care for Adults with Low Health Literacy

Health literacy refers to how patients or caregivers receive, understand, and use health information, and how health care providers, including medical professionals, health educators and others, provide information. Therefore, health literacy can be a significant determinant of health outcomes.

Last year, the Center for Law Health & Society hosted a presentation on health literacy. Based… 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 »