Host site for RWJF Public Health Law New Attorney Fellow Program

Project: Research project

Project Details


Host site for RWJF Public Health Law New Attorney Fellow Program Host site for RWJF Public Health Law New Attorney Fellows Program As the host site for the Western Region Office of the Network for Public Health Law, in collaboration with the University of New Mexico School of Law, the Public Health Law and Policy Program at the ASU Sandra Day OConnor College of Law offers an array of projects and activities for a fellow in public health law to engage. Like other regional offices of the Network, existing personnel of the Western Region Office (including Cliff Rees, Practice Director; Dan Orenstein, Deputy Director; and Erin Fuse Brown, Deputy Director) work collaboratively with me, core public health advisors, students, and others on numerous technical assistance requests and projects in public health law and policy (>200 claims since our inception). These projects have focused on key areas of public health law including emergency legal preparedness, tribal public health law, health information data sharing, vaccinations, and medical marijuana. Dozens of additional topics are also addressed through direct technical assistance, presentations and lectures, on-site and off-site training, extensive research, and analytic drafting of applied and scholarly products. Not only would a fellow be immersed in these efforts, other opportunities to work on specific projects and activities stem from extensive, additional work with IOM, DHHS, CDC, ASTHO, NACCHO, and other national and regional partners. These efforts present unique opportunities for a fellow to acquire knowledge and legal skills on foundational and cutting edge issues at the forefront of emergency legal preparedness and other topics. With additional guidance from long-time public health law practitioner, Cliff Rees, the fellow will also gain experience in state and local public health agency representation, legislative issues, tribal public health law, and cross-border concerns, among other areas. Our colleague, Dr. Doug Campos-Outcalt, one of the Western Region public health advisors based in Phoenix, may share with the fellow his expertise in areas of vaccine law and policy as a member of CDCs Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Other opportunities with key partners in the Western Region Office and Public Health Law and Policy Program abound.
Effective start/end date8/15/129/14/13


  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: $127,389.00


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