Sunday, February 2, 2014
HealthLawProf Blog extends a big welcome to our second guest blogger for the month of February, Associate Dean Elizabeth Pendo:
Elizabeth Pendo is the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and a Professor of Law at the Saint Louis University School of Law. She is also Professor of Health Management and Policy at the Saint Louis University School of Public Health (secondary appointment). Elizabeth teaches and writes in disability law, bioethics, and health law. Her scholarship focuses on the difference disability makes in settings such as the health care system and the workplace. She recently published articles exposing inaccessible medical equipment as a barrier to care for people with mobility disabilities, and comparing civil rights and health care reform responses. Other areas on inquiry include sociological models of disability and their impact on care, accessible public rights-of-way, and the use of genetic information in the workplace. Elizabeth has published with a number of law journals and peer-reviewed journals, and frequently submits testimony and comment to agencies and legislatures. She is an elected member of the American Law Institute, and a recent recipient of the YWCA Leadership Award, the Women’s Justice Legal Scholar Award, and the first SLU Faculty Excellence Award for Excellence in Diversity & Social Justice.