Lainie Rutkow, PhD
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
- Injury Research and Policy, Johns Hopkins Center for
- Law and the Public's Health, Center for
- Public Health Preparedness, Johns Hopkins Center for
624 N. Broadway
Hampton House 513
Baltimore , Maryland 21205
PhD , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2009
JD , New York University School of Law , 2004
MPH , Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health , 2005
I am most interested in the use of the law (i.e., legislation, regulation, litigation) to protect and promote the public's health. Specifically, I use mixed methods to conduct research about public health law and policy, with an emphasis on emergency preparedness and chronic disease prevention. Additional interests include the intersection of politics and public health, public health practice, and community/academic public health partnerships.
Honors and Awards
Advising, Mentoring, Teaching Recognition Award, 2012
Advising, Mentoring, Teaching Recognition Award, 2011
Student Assembly Recognition Award, 2009
Health Policy and Management Recognition Award, 2008
Abell Award in Urban Policy, 2007
Sommer Scholar, 2005-2009
Delta Omega, 2005
public health law, health policy, regulation, legislation, emergency preparedness, public health practice, tobacco control, food policy, legal research, qualitative research
Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Semon NL, Flowers A, Errett NA, Links JM. Translating legal research on mental and behavioral health during emergencies for the public health workforce. Public Health Rep. 2014;129(Suppl 4):123-128.
Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Thompson CB, Pirrallo RG, Barnett DJ. Emergency preparedness law and willingness to respond in the EMS workforce. Prehosp Disaster Med. 2014;29(4):358-363.
Rutkow L. An analysis of state public health emergency declarations. Am J Public Health. 2014;104(9):1601-1605.
Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Gakh M, Siegel J, Thompson CB, Barnett DJ. The public health workforce and willingness to respond to emergencies: a 50-state analysis of potentially influential laws. J Law Med Ethics. 2014;42(1):64-71.
Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Tung GJ, Cohen JE. Creating smoke-free places through the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. Am J Public Health. 2013;103(10):1748-1753.