November 6, 2009

Sponsored by the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health, the First Annual Empirical Health Law Conference at Georgetown Law, will bring together top scholars to present working papers reflecting the most current set of research projects in the field. The conference will feature presentation of studies by:

  • Michelle Mello, Harvard School of Public Health
  • David Matsa, Kellogg Business School
  • Ronen Avraham, Univ. of Texas Law School
  • Barak Richman, Duke Law School
  • Michael Frakes, Harvard Law School Petrie-Flom Center Academic Fellow
  • Brian Chen, Stanford University Post Doctoral Fellow in Comparative Health Law

While the subject matters of the papers will vary widely, the conference will focus on the general use of empirical methods to inform health law and policy. Each presentation will be followed by a discussant’s comments and a Q&A period. Lunch will include a discussion of the practical, methodological and political challenges of this emerging field and ways to increase the impact of empirical health law studies on health law and policy.