LPH Faculty and Affiliates

Primary Faculty:

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Michelle M. Mello, J.D., Ph.D., M.Phil.
Professor of Law and Public Health

Dr.Mello is the Director of the Program in Law and Public Health. She teaches courses in Public Health Law and the Ethical Basis of thePractice of Public Health at HSPH.

Visit Dr. Mello’s faculty web site.

Adjunct and Affiliated Faculty:

Studdert (studdert.jpg)David M. Studdert, LL.B., Sc.D., M.P.H.
Adjunct Associate Professor of Law and Public Health

Dr. Studdert holds degrees in law (University of Melbourne, Australia) and health policy (Harvard University), and was a fellow in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School in 1997-98. Prior to joining the Harvard faculty, Dr. Studdert was a Policy Analyst at RAND in Santa Monica,California. Dr. Studdert’s primary faculty appointment is as Professor and Federation Fellow in the Faculty of Law and the Faculty ofMedicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences of the University of Melbourne in Australia.

Dr. Studdert’s research focuses on legal and regulatory issues in the health care sector, including medical malpractice, quality of care, dispute resolution, discrimination and disability law, and injury compensation. He is currently involved in a study of utilization review and coverage appeals in twoCalifornia-based HMOs and an epidemiologic study of medical errors inhospitals.Dr. Studdert teaches a summer course in the Ethical Basis of the Practice of Public Health at HSPH.Visit Dr. Studdert’s faculty web page.

Brennan (brennan.jpg)Troyen A. Brennan, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.
Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health

Dr. Brennan is Executive Vice President and Chief Medical Officer of CVS Caremark. He was formerly Professor of Law and Public Health at the HarvardSchool of Public Health, Professor of Medicine at Harvard MedicalSchool and President of the Brigham and Women’s PhysiciansOrganization. Dr. Brennan received law, medicine and public health degrees from Yale University, and he trained in internal medicine at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Dr. Brennan’s research interests concern legal and ethical issues in medicine and public health. He has written over 200 peer reviewed articles and four books.

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Adjunct Lecturer

Mr. Moulton is the Executive Director of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. He graduated with honors from Harvard College and received his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center and his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. Mr. Moulton has had an extensive career in health care law serving clients in both the private and public sectors. He was the first legal counsel to GeorgeWashington University Medical Center which involved providing legal advice to a medical school, 550-bed teaching hospital, 800 affiliated physicians and an HMO owned by the medical center. His research interests lie in areas of patient safety and biomedical science and law. He served as Principal investigator on a NIH funded project “DNAFingerprinting and Civil Liberties.” For the last several years he has worked with the CDC on convening an annual “Public Health and Law”symposium which seeks to educate various stakeholders on the uses of law to improve the public’s health. He has taught health law courses at HSPH for many years and currently is co-instructor in the Spring course, Medical Malpractice and Risk Management.


George B. Moseley, III, M.B.A., J.D.
Adjunct Lecturer on Health Law and Management

Mr.Moseley teaches courses on Legal and Management Issues in Health CareReform, Legal and Management Issues in Competitive Health Care Delivery and Financing, Managing People in Health Care Organizations, and HealthCare in the Workplace. Within the past year he has published throughAspen, Managed Care Strategies: A Physician Practice Desk Reference.

Mr. Moseley served as Assistant General Counsel in the Executive Office of Human Services in the state government of Massachusetts, as well asSpecial Assistant Attorney General. He also practiced law in the HealthLaw department of the Boston law firm, Warner & Stackpole. He received his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School and his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School.


Yamin (Yamin.jpg)Alicia Ely Yamin, J.D., M.P.H.

Ms.Yamin is Director of Research at Physicians for Human Rights and an Instructor at the Harvard School of Public Health. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School, and her Master of Public Health degree from the Harvard School of Public Health.

She has conducted documentation and advocacy with human rights NGOs in Latin America and the United States for over 15 years and has published several books and dozens of articles on health and human rights in both English and Spanish. In the United States, Yamin is on the Boards of the Center for Economic and Social Rights and Mental Disability Rights International, as well as on the advisory board of the Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health. In Peru, she is on the advisory boards of the Program on Human Rights and Health of the Asociación proDerechos Humanos (APRODEH) and the Health and Human Rights Program at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, as well as MINGAPeru. She is on the editorial review boards of the Human Rights Quarterly (US) and the Revista Iberoamericana de Derechos Humanos (Mexico). Ms. Yamin teaches in the summer course in the Ethical Basis of the Practice of Public Health at HSPH.

Research Associates:

Kesselheim (Aaron.jpg)Aaron S. Kesselheim, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Kesselheim is Instructor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and a faculty member in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics.He graduated summa cum laude from Harvard College in 1996 and received his postgraduate training at the University of Pennsylvania School ofMedicine and Law School, where he was selected to join the Alpha OmegaAlpha and Order of the Coif honor societies, respectively. He is BoardCertified in internal medicine and manages a primary care clinic at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, where he also attends on the general medicine inpatient service. His research focuses on the effects of intellectual property laws and government (e.g. FDA) regulatory policies on pharmaceutical development, the drug approval process, and the costs and availability of therapeutic entities both domestically and in resource-poor settings. He has also investigated how other legal issues impact the American health care system, including expert testimony in malpractice cases, health care fraud, and insurance reimbursement practices. He is a member of the New York State Bar and is a Patent Attorney.

Lindsey (Lindsey.jpg) Lindsey Murtagh, J.D., M.P.H.

Ms. Murtagh graduated with university and departmental honors from Brown University with a degree in Bio-Community Health. She received her Master of Public Health Degree from the Harvard School of Public Health and her law degree from Harvard Law School, where she was a Student Fellow with the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. Her fellowship research explored the role affirmative action in medical education can play in reducing racial and ethnic health disparities. Current research projects focus on employment-based laws to promote breastfeeding and state efforts to enact regulation pertaining to bisphenol-A that exceed the federal standards. Previously, Ms. Murtagh worked in a community health center, administering a health screening program for uninsured and underinsured men.