Wendy Mariner

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Wendy Mariner is Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law and a member of the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health, Professor of Law at BU School of Law, and Professor of Medicine at BU School of Medicine, in Boston, Massachusetts. She is currently Immediate Past Chair of the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice, having served as a member of the Council, Secretary, Vice Chair, and 2019-2020 Chair of CRSJ. She is a member of the ABA Task Force on Legal Issues Arising Out of the 2020 Pandemic and the Standing Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness, and is a Life Fellow of the American Bar Foundation. She currently serves as an ABA Advisor to the Uniform Law Commission Study Committee on Public Health Emergency Authorities. She is also a member of the Health Law Section and was a member of the former ABA Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law and a former member of the Section of Science and Technology. She has served  as well on numerous boards, including the National Institutes of Health’s AIDS Policy Advisory Committee, several Institute of Medicine (now National Academy of Medicine) Study Committees, the American Public Health Association’s Executive Board, and the Trustees of Boston University (2008-2010). Professor Mariner’s research and teaching focuses on risk regulation, health law, public health, health insurance, the Affordable Care Act, and health information privacy. She co-authored Public Health Law Third Edition 2019 (Wendy Mariner, George Annas, Nicole Huberfeld & Michael Ulrich); second edition 2014 (Wendy Mariner & George Annas); first edition 2007 (Ken Wing, Wendy Mariner, George Annas, & Dan Strouse), as well as more than 100 articles in the legal and health policy literature. She has degrees from Wellesley College (B.A.), Columbia University School of Law (J.D.), New York University School of Law (LL.M, Tax), and Harvard School of Public Health (M.P.H.).


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