Interdisciplinary Faculty

Providing depth and breadth in the health law curriculum

The Center for Law, Health & Society highly values our interdisciplinary faculty who enhance the scope and depth of the health-related law curriculum that we can offer to our students. Our educational collaboration with these talented faculty, who give so generously of their time and energies to our students, reflects Atlanta’s strength as a national center for health law, ethics, and policy.


Michael Eriksen, Sc.D.

Dean and Professor, School of Public Health, Georgia State University

Paula Kocher, J.D.

Paula Kocher, J.D.

Associate Deputy General Counsel, Department of Health and Human Services, CDC Branch, Chief Office of the General Counsel for Health & Human Services

David A. Levine, M.D.

David A. Levine, M.D.

Chief, Division of Predoctoral Education and Professor of Pediatrics, Morehouse School of Medicine


Daniel Montenara, Ph.D., M.A.

Assistant Professor, Health Administration, J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Georgia State University

Robert Pettignano

Robert Pettignano, M.D., FAAP, FCCM, M.B.A.

Director, Medical Affairs, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University


Laura Salazar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Health Promotion and Behavior, School of Public Health, Georgia State University

Andrew Sumner, Sc.D., M.S.I.E.

Andrew Sumner, Sc.D., M.S.I.E.

Joe Taylor Chair in Health Administration and Director, Institute of Health Administration, Georgia State University, J. Mack Robinson College of Business

Nicole Vincent, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Philosophy, Law and Neuroscience, Department of Philosophy, Georgia State University