A Rightful Place for Public Health in American Law

Posted: 9 Sep 2002 Last revised: 2 Mar 2012

Wendy E. Parmet

Northeastern University - School of Law

Anthony Robbins

Tufts University - Department of Family Medicine & Community Health

Date Written: March 1, 2012

Abstract

Public health is a discipline that employs the science of epidemiology to study and explain phenomena in and affecting populations; it relies upon its own values, methodologies, and perspectives to analyze the world. The authors argue that public health perspectives and the public health implications of legal doctrines should be a component of core law school courses.

Suggested Citation

Parmet, Wendy E. and Robbins, Anthony, A Rightful Place for Public Health in American Law (March 1, 2012). Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, Vol. 30, No. 2, pp. 302-304, Summer 2002; Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=324480

Wendy E. Parmet (Contact Author)

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Anthony Robbins

Tufts University - Department of Family Medicine & Community Health ( email )

School of Medicine
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United States
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