Upcoming webinar: Legal Epidemiology and the Path to Better Health Law and Policy

Posted by Hannah Kabelka on January 5, 2021 at 10:11 am

About this webinar

Title: Legal Epidemiology and the Path to Better Health Law and Policy
When: Thursday 21st January 2021, 13:00-14:30 GMT (London) / 14:00-15:30 CET (Brussels) / 8:00-9:30 EST (New York)

Description: The purpose of this webinar is to introduce a global audience to the emerging approach of “legal epidemiology,” the scientific study and deployment of law and legal practices for public health. Legal Epidemiology is an increasingly important part of public health training and practice in the US, and is gradually attracting interest elsewhere. This webinar will cover its origins, nature and rationale, and examples of its use in research, policy tracking, and advocacy. It will conclude with a presentation on how the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has integrated legal epidemiology in its work.

Programme and Speakers

  • Legal Epidemiology: What and Why (Scott Burris, Professor of law, Director Center for public health law research, Temple University)
  • Finding the Policy Drivers of (In)Equity and the Social Determinants of Health (Kelli Komro, Professor of epidemiology, Rollins School of public health, Emory University)
  • Assessing the Effects of Legal Interventions on COVID-19: A Systematic Review (Benjamin van Rooij, Professor of law and society, University of Amsterdam)
  • A Global HIV Policy Database (Matthew Kavanagh, Professor of law and Director global health policy and politics initiative, O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University)
  • CityHealth.org: Legal Epidemiology in Advocacy (Shelley Hearne, Professor of the practice of public health, Director of the John Hopkins center for public health advocacy)
  • Legal Epidemiology at CDC: (Matthew Penn, Director public health law services, Centre for Disease
    Control and Prevention)

REGISTRATION: Attendance is free but registration is required via this link. 

ABOUT THE WEBINAR SERIES: The UK Faculty of Public Health, in collaboration with the ‘Ethics in Public Health’ and ‘Public Health and Law’ Sections of the European Public Health Association (EUPHA) and other partners are hosting a series of international online sessions dedicated to the ethical, legal and human rights dimensions of public health.

This session is organised in collaboration with Temple University, Beasley School of Law.

The aim of the series is to:

  • draw together the emerging thinking, work and materials on the ethics, law and human rights aspects of public health
  • consider implications for policy, advocacy and practice
  • strengthen the collaboration of public health professionals in this field
  • improve and protect the public’s health and wellbeing

QUESTIONS: UKpublichealth.ethics@gmail.com. Ideas, views and suggestions to advance the scholarship, discourse and policy and practice on the issue are also welcome

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