Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic

A century ago, influenza infected an estimated one-third of the world’s population, claiming over 500,000 Americans and at least 50 million worldwide. The Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State Law hosted the “100th Anniversary of the 1918 Influenza Pandemic: Prevention and Control of Communicable Disease Then and Now,” in October to examine… more »

University-Wide Network Focuses on Opioids

Ending the opioid epidemic requires a multi-faceted approach, so researchers across Georgia State University have come together to address the problem of misuse and overdose from opioids and other drugs. The focus of the network is to foster collaboration across a broad range of disciplines including law, public health, physiology, health policy, social work, health… more »

From the Tower to the Trenches: Opioids

The United States is in the midst of a drug abuse epidemic fueled by opioid addiction. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, opioid-related fatalities have reached more than 42,000 annually, surpassing deaths from motor vehicle crashes. Georgia ranks 11th among states with the highest number of opioid related fatalities, which increased tenfold… 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 held by the Center for Law, Health & Society. The event was a collaboration among Georgia State Law, the… 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 »

Retirement Congratulations

The Center for Law, Health & Society congratulates Gail Horlick (J.D. ’90) on her retirement from a distinguished 23-year career at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Horlick was the first Georgia State Law graduate to work at the agency.

“Today, there is much more recognition of the impact of law on public health,”… more »