Thursday, September 4, 2014
HealthLawProf Blog is very pleased to welcome the second of our bloggers for the month of September, Professor Wendy E. Parmet. The following is her short bio:
Wendy E. Parmet is George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished Professor and Professor of Law at Northeastern University School of Law and Director of the Program on Health Policy and Law. She is the author of the Populations, Public Health, and the Law, published by Georgetown University Press in 2009, Ethical Health Care, with Patricia Illingworth, published by Prentice Hall in 2005, and Debates on U.S. Health Care, with Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld and Mark Z. Zezza, published by Sage Reference in 2012. She has also published widely in medical journals and law reviews on public health law, health law, and disability law and is currently working with Patricia Illingworth on a book, The Health of Newcomers, for New York University Press. In 2011 and 2012 she was lead counsel in Finch v. Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, which established the right of legal immigrants in Massachusetts to receive state-subsidized health insurance.In 1997 and 1998 she was co-counsel in Abbot v. Bragdon, which established the right of individuals who are HIV positive to the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Prof. Parmet has taught Public Health Law, Health Law, Disability Law, Bioethics, Torts and Constitutional Law. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Health Law Advocates and Health Care for All and is on the National Advisory Committee of the Public Health Law Research Program. She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1982 and her B.A. from Cornell University in 1979. Her recent research can be found on SSRN.