Sunday, November 6, 2011
Health Law Prof Blog is pleased to introduce our newest guest blogger, Professor Kathy Cerminara. The following is her short bio.
Professor Kathy Cerminara bridges the medical and legal professions with her work on patients’ rights in the end-of-life decision-making arena. She co-authors the nationally known treatise, The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking, is a reviewer for several medical and medical-legal journals and book publishers, and is on the legal panel of the editorial board of the forthcoming Cambridge Dictionary of Bioethics. Her scholarship most recently has focused on the intersection between end-of-life care and health care coverage policy, specifically the coverage rules applicable to hospice care. During the 2011-2012 academic year, she is visiting at the St. Louis University School of Law. At the Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, where she is a full professor, she teaches Torts, Civil Procedure, medical-legal seminars, and other health-law-related courses. She also created and was the initial director of that law school’s online Master of Science in Health Law program for non-lawyers. She received her J.D. magna cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh and her LL.M. and J.S.D. from Columbia University. She is an affiliate member of the Health Law and Elder Law sections of The Florida Bar and a member of the American Health Lawyers Association and the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics.