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Center for Law and the Public’s Health

Faculty

 

Steve Teret
Stephen P. Teret, JD, MPH
Center Co-Director
Stephen P. Teret, JD, MPH, is a Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Law and the Public’s Health. He holds joint faculty appointments in Pediatrics and in Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. For over 30 years, he has developed and analyzed innovative ways for law to protect the public’s health. Teret has served as a consultant to the President of the United States, the Attorney General, the United States Congress, state governors and state legislatures. He is the recipient of distinguished career awards from the American Public Health Association and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Teret is affiliated with the Eastern Region of the Network for Public Health Law. He earned his BA from St. Lawrence University, a JD from Brooklyn Law School, and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Jon Vernick
Jon S. Vernick, JD, MPH
Center Co-Director
Jon S. Vernick, JD, MPH, is a Professor and Associate Chair of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Law and the Public’s Health. He is the primary instructor for courses on Issues in Injury and Violence Prevention, and Public Health and the Law. He is also Co-Director of the MPH/JD Program at Johns Hopkins. His research has concentrated on ways in which the law and legal interventions can improve the public's health. Vernick is particularly interested in epidemiologic, policy, legal, and ethical issues associated with the prevention of injuries. He also studied legal aspects of motor vehicle safety, tobacco control, public health preparedness, and obesity prevention, having published more than 75 scholarly articles and reports on these and other topics. Vernick is committed to translating research findings into policy change, regularly working with legislators, media, courts, and advocates to provide information about effective policies. He is affiliated with the Eastern Region of the Network for Public Health Law. Vernick earned his BA from the Johns Hopkins University, a JD with honors from the George Washington University, and an MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Lainie Rutkow
Lainie Rutkow, JD, PhD, MPH
Center Assistant Director
Lainie Rutkow, JD, PhD, MPH, is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Assistant Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Law and the Public’s Health. She is jointly appointed in the School’s Department of Health, Behavior and Society, core faculty of the School’s Office of Public Health Practice and Training, and is affiliated with the School’s Public Health Preparedness Programs. Rutkow’s work concerns the use of law as a tool to protect and promote the public’s health in areas such as emergency preparedness, injury prevention, food and obesity policy, and the regulation of industries. She has published numerous articles in these and related areas. Rutkow is affiliated with the Eastern Region of the Network for Public Health Law. She earned her BA from Yale University, a JD from New York University School of Law, and an MPH and PhD in health policy and management, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Paul A. Locke, JD, MPH, DrPH
Center Faculty
Paul A. Locke, JD, MPH, DrPH, is an Associate Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He studies how decisionmakers use environmental health sciences such as epidemiology, toxicology, and radiobiology in policymaking and how environmental health sciences influence the policymaking process. His research and practice have concentrated on both radiation law and alternatives to animals in toxicity testing. Locke’s work was instrumental in establishing U.S. policy for testing and mitigation of radon in homes, and his work on three National Academy studies has influenced the disposal of high-level waste from Cold War Legacy Sites. He holds an MPH from Yale University School of Medicine, a DrPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a JD from Vanderbilt University School of Law.

Jim Miller, JD, MPH
Center Faculty

James Dabney Miller, JD, MPH, is a Visiting Scholar in the Department of Health Policy and Management of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has an MPH from the Bloomberg School of Public Health (2008) and a JD from Yale Law School (1975), where he was a member of the Board of Editors of The Yale Law Journal. James Miller is a member of the Bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and seven U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals. He is a former member of the Judicial Conference of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and he is a member of the American Law Institute. James Miller successfully argued two of the leading cases under the Freedom of Information Act: Critical Mass v. NRC and Multi Ag Media LLC v. Dep't of Agriculture. He also argued successfully the leading case on news media access to covert FBI surveillance videotapes, In re New York Times Co.

Joanne Rosen, JD, MA
Center Faculty
Joanne Rosen, JD, MA, is an Associate Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Educated in Canada, she obtained her JD and MA at the University of Toronto. She served as counsel to the Ontario Human Rights Commission in Toronto for 17 years, and specialized in human rights and administrative law. Rosen appeared before tribunals and all levels of Canadian courts, including the Supreme Court of Canada. She was also an adjunct faculty member at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law and an instructor in the Bar Admission Course in Toronto. From 2007 to 2010, Joanne Rosen was a lecturer at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania, where she taught courses on the public interest and on the right to privacy.

Leonard Rubenstein, JD
Center Faculty
Leonard Rubenstein, JD, is a lawyer who has spent his career in the field of health and human rights. His current interests include strengthening data collection, prevention strategies and accountability mechanisms to assure respect for international law regarding protection of hospitals, clinics, patients, health workers, and ambulances in times of armed or civil conflict; developing a screening tool for identifying refugee women who have been subjected to sexual or gender-based violence; identifying the institutional policies and procedures that facilitated health professional involvement in abuse of alleged terrorists in the U.S. military and intelligence custody; and approaching regulation of industrialized animal farming from a human rights standpoint. He is affiliated with the Center for Public Health and Human Rights, the Center for a Livable Future, and the Berman Institute of Bioethics.

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