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Editor: Katharine Van Tassel
Case Western Reserve University School of Law

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Introducing Guest Bloggers Mary Ann Chirba and Alice Noble

The HealthLawProf Blog is very proud to introduce its guest bloggers for the month of May, Professors Alice Nobel and Mary Ann Chirba of the Boston College Law School. Here are their short bios:

Noble-1 A 6 15 2012 (2)Professor Alice A. Noble is a Senior Lecturer in the Legal Studies Program at Brandeis University and Adjunct Lecturer at Brandeis University’s The Heller School and Boston College Law School.  She holds a law degree from Villanova University School of Law and a Master of Public Health degree from Harvard School of Public Health. In addition to teaching at Boston College Law School and Brandeis University, she has taught numerous courses at Harvard School of Public Health and Tufts Medical School. Courses taught include Genetics, Law, and Social Policy, Health Law and Ethics, Health Law and Policy, Advanced Legal Writing, Law and Public Health, Managed Care Law and Regulation, among others. She has  practiced personal injury and medical malpractice defense litigation, has conducted funded research on health policy issues, and was a fellow in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School and a Senior Researcher at The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. She has a number of peer-reviewed publications on topics such as medical malpractice, managed care, and hospital law. She is a contributor to the Health Affairs Blog.  Alice has been an invited speaker on various matters, including national health care reform.  Along with Professor Mary Ann Chirba and Attorney Michael Madigan, Alice is a co-author of the forthcoming Health Care Reform: Law and Practice (Matthew Bender--LexisNexis, 2013).


Chirbamartin2Professor Mary Ann Chirba holds a J.D. from Boston College Law School, a D.Sc. and M.P.H. in Health Policy from the Harvard School of Public Health, and a B.A. in Biology from Colgate University. She is a Professor at Boston College Law School where her courses have included Comparative Health Law, Legal Reasoning, Health Care Law and Policy I and II,  Advocacy Writing, and Product Liability Law. At the Harvard School of Public Health, Professor Chirba has taught courses on FDA Law, Pharmaceutical Product Safety, “The Tobacco Wars,” Current Developments in Health Law, Managed Care Law & Regulation, and Medical Malpractice & Risk Management.  Her research interests focus broadly on how law and regulation can promote or impede desired health outcomes, with a particular emphasis on the regulation of medical drugs and devices, emerging federal and state regulations and international guidelines for adult stem cell therapies, and federal and state health care reform efforts.  She is a co-author of the forthcoming treatise entitled Health Care Reform: Law and Practice (Matthew Bender 2013).



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