Law and legal practices can have a powerful effect on health - for better or for worse. This website features the work of Temple professor Scott Burris and his colleagues around the world. It includes research results, publications, slide presentations and links on a variety of topics at the intersection of law and health. These include:

The ADA Title I Enforcement Project - a multi-year project, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health and the National Institute of Disability Research, to study the implementations of Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

The Center for Law and the Public's Health - the CDC collaborating center promoting public health through law.

The Community Peace Project - a mediation and development intervention in poor South African townships that holds considerable promise as a platform for community-directed health programs.

Health Law in China - a collaborative US-China working group supporting the development of health law expertise in China's changing health care system.

The Project on Harm Reduction in Health Care System - state-by-state legal analysis of issues related to access of injection drug users to sterile syringes and other injection equipment.

Human Research Subject Protection as Regulation - a new perspective on the federal rules protecting people from harm and abuse in research (funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Investigator Award Program in Health Policy Research).

Rapid Policy Assessment and Response - a new action research tool that allows communities and researchers to work together to learn how criminal laws and police practices influence the health of marginilized populations like IDUs, and to facilitate changes.

HIV Criminal Law and Policy Project - a multi-year study, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study the role of criminal law in HIV prevention. Initial results include a review of state statutes and HIV-related prosecutions.