Dr. Gregg Bloche is Professor of Law at Georgetown University, Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University’s Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Visiting Fellow at The Brookings Institution and the Harvard Program on Ethics and Health.
He received a Guggenheim Fellowship for 2005-06 to examine the roles of medicine in the public sphere. Bloche teaches and writes on U.S. and international health law and policy. His recent work has appeared in numerous academic and professional publications, including the California and Stanford Law Reviews, New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, and Health Affairs. He has also done commentaries for the New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, National Public Radio’s Morning Edition, and other media outlets.
Bloche received a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research for 1997-2001 for his work on the legal and regulatory governance of managed care, and he is a member of the editorial boards of several journals, including Health Affairs and the Journal of Health Economics, Policy, & Law. He has served on the Institute of Medicine’s Committee on Understanding and Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, the Committee on Scientific Freedom and Responsibility of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and the board of directors of Physicians for Human Rights. He has been a consultant to South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (on human rights in the health sector), the Federal Judicial Center, the National Institutes of Health, the World Health Organization, several House and Senate committees, and other private and public bodies.
Dr. Bloche received his M.D. and J.D. from Yale University and his B.A. from Columbia University. Before joining Georgetown’s faculty in 1989, he completed his residency in psychiatry at the Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. He received several awards for research and scholarship as a resident physician and law student, and he was an editor of the Yale Law Journal. Between college and medical school, Dr. Bloche spent a year as a reporter for the Dallas Times Herald. He is frequently quoted on medical ethics and health policy issues in national print and electronic media.