Law and legal practices can have a powerful effect on health - for better or for worse.
This website features the work of Temple professor
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.
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
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
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
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.