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 »

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 »

Leslie Wolf

Wolf Appointed to Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections

Leslie Wolf, Georgia State Law professor and director of the Center for Law, Health & Society, was appointed to the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) in December.

The committee provides expert advice and recommendations to the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and… more »

Caley Appointed to Health and Human Services Committee

Associate Clinical Professor Sylvia Caley (J.D. ’89) has been appointed to serve on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Organ Transplantation in the Health Resources and Services Administration for a four-year term.

Caley, director of the Health Law Partnership and co-director of the Health Law Partnership Legal Services Clinic (HeLP),… more »