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Hodge, Barraza and Collmer speak at health conference


June 24, 2013

Three faculty members of the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, James G. Hodge Jr., Leila F. Barraza and Veda Collmer, recently gave presentations on health law in Newark, N.J.

They participated in the 33rd Annual Health Law Professors Conference, hosted by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics at the Seton Hall University School of Law on June 6-8.

Hodge gave a presentation titled, “A Modern Survey on Teaching Public Health Law in the United States.” As the Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics at ASU, Hodge is a national expert on public health emergency legal and ethical preparedness, and public health information privacy law and policy. He is director of the Network for Public Health Law – Western Region.

Barraza’s presentation was titled, “Denialism and Public Health.” She is a fellow in the ASU Public Health Law and Policy Program, and adjunct professor and a 2008 College of Law alumna. She was a scholar in the Center for Law, Science & Innovation, and a research assistant, conducting legal research on autism and vaccine-related litigation. Barraza is deputy director of the Network for Public Health Law – Western Region.

Collmer’s presentation was titled, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind: The Legal Feasibility of the Tobacco Display Bans.” She also is a fellow in the ASU Public Health Law and Policy Program, and is a visiting attorney in the Network for Public Health Law – Western Region.