Saturday, March 3, 2012
The Health Law Prof Blog is honored to introduce our guest blogger for the month of March, Professor Kathleen Boozang. Here is her short bio:
Professor Kathleen Boozang has been at Seton Hall Law School since 1990 where she teaches a variety of health law courses in person and on-line including the survey health law course, a course on health care fraud in the life sciences industry, and death and dying. In her scholarship, Professor Boozang has dedicated much of her career to nonprofit governance issues with a special focus on religiously sponsored hospitals. In the last several years, however, she has expanded her research and teaching to explore the legal and policy issues related to the global pharmaceutical and medtech industries, many of which make New Jersey their headquarters.
Professor Boozang serves on the Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association. She is a Fellow of The Hastings Center, an independent nonprofit bioethics research institute, as well as a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation, an honorary organization of legal practitioners. She is also a member of the American Law Institute and participates on the consultant group for the Principles of Nonprofit Law. She serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Health and Life Sciences Law and is a past editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics. She is past president of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and also previously sat on the Advisory Board of the Journal of Health Law.
Throughout her legal career, Professor Boozang has been active in public service. She has served on numerous advisory boards and committees for healthcare providers and for the states of New Jersey and New York, including serving as an advisor to the New Jersey Attorney General Task Force on Physician Compensation by Pharmaceutical Companies, which resulted in the promulgation of proposed regulation. She is a former member of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, an interdisciplinary commission with a mandate to develop public policy on bioethical issues. Professor Boozang currently serves on the Board of Trustees of the St. Joseph Healthcare System in New Jersey.
Professor Boozang served as the Vice Provost of Seton Hall University in South Orange, New Jersey in 2010 and 2011. Prior to moving to the university’s main campus, Professor Boozang served for eight years as the Law School’s Associate Dean, and then for two years as the Associate Dean for Academic Advancement, with oversight of two of the Law School’s Centers of Excellence: the Gibbons Institute of Law Science and Technology, and the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy.
Professor Boozang was named the Seton Hall University Woman of the Year in 2006 and the Washington University Law School’s Young Alum of the Year in 2004. She graduated from Washington University School of Law in St. Louis, Mo., where she was inducted into the Order of the Coif and served as the managing editor of Law Quarterly. She received her LL.M. from Yale Law School in 1990.