Lainie Rutkow, PhD
Center & Institute Affiliation(s):
Hampton House, Room 513
Baltimore , Maryland
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 conduct research about public health law and policy, with an emphasis on emergency preparedness and the regulation of the food and tobacco industries. 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, 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.
Rutkow L, Pomeranz JL, Rodman SO. Local governments and the food system: innovative approaches to public health law and policy. Annals Health Law. 2013;22(2):355-372.
Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Wissow LS, Tung GJ, Marum F, Barnett DJ. Legal issues affecting children with pre-existing conditions during public health emergencies. Biosecur Bioterror. 2013;11(2):89-95.
Rutkow L, Vernick JS, Spira AP, Barnett DJ. Using the law to promote the mental health of older adults during disaster. J Law Med Ethics. 2013;41(Supp 1):80-83.
Rutkow L, Traub A, Howard R, Frattaroli S. Educating the future public health workforce: do schools of public health teach students about the private sector? J Public Health Manag Prac. 2013;19(1):47-52.