Hodge named to National Academies committee

<p>Professor <a href="http://www.law.asu.edu/Apps/Faculty/Faculty.aspx?individual_id=65847">J… G. Hodge Jr.</a>, Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics at the College of Law, recently was appointed to an ad hoc committee of the National Academies' Institute of Medicine (IOM), which is developing national guidance to establish standards of care for use in disaster situations.</p><separator></separator><p>As part of the IOM committee's public workshop on Wednesday, Sept. 2, in Washington, D.C., Hodge will chair a panel titled &quot;Guidance on Legal, Ethical and Practical Issues in Setting Standards of Care in Declared Emergencies.&quot; Panel members will examine distinctions between medical and legal standards of care and scopes of practice, as well as issues with setting standards of care during public health emergencies when resources are scarce.</p><separator></separator><p>The committee's report is expected to be completed by October 2009.</p><separator></separator><p>Through scholarly and applied work, Hodge delves into multiple areas of public health law, global health law, ethics and human rights. He teaches Health Law, Ethics and Policy; Public Health Law and Ethics; and Global Health Law and Policy at the College of Law.</p><separator></separator><p>Before joining the College of Law faculty in 2009, Hodge was a professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. He is a senior scholar at the Centers for Law and the Public's Health: A Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities; President of the Public Health Law Association; and Vice-Chair, ABA Public Health Interest Group.</p><separator></separator><p><span lang="EN" style="font-family: Tahoma; color: black; font-size: 9pt">Janie Magruder, <a href="mailto:Jane.Magruder@asu.edu"><font color="#0000ff">Jane.Magruder@asu.edu</font></a><br />(480) 727-9052<br />Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law</span></p>