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Member Spotlight: Lance Gable

ASLME Member Lance Gable is an internationally known expert on public health law and bioethics, and the Society is please that he will be presenting at the 2014 Public Health Law Conference in Atlanta.

Gable, who frequently gives presentations and lectures across the country, will be speaking during the session titled “Legal Preparedness After Hurricane Sandy” at the October conference.

Since 2006, Gable has been a faculty member at Wayne State University Law School, where he was recently named the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs. In addition to teaching health law courses, he also served as the co-chair of the school’s Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee and of the Wayne State University Clinical and Transnational Research Ethics Workgroup. Additionally he is the principal investigator for the project "Developing Ethical Guidelines for the Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources During Public Health Emergencies in Michigan."

Gable has published journal articles on public health law and a range of other topics including international human rights, bioterrorism and emergency preparedness, mental health, research ethics, and information privacy. He served as co-editor of the book Research with High Risk Populations: Balancing Science, Ethics and the Law and co-author of Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform.

He has helped develop course materials for the World Health Organization Diploma in International Human Rights and Mental Health and has worked as a human rights consultant for the Pan American Health Organization.

Before joining Wayne State University Law School, Gable was a Senior Fellow Center for Law and the Public’s Health at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, and he continued to serve as a Scholar for the Center until 2012. He has also previously been a Project Director for the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Emergency System for Advanced Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) and was an associate for a DC law firm.

Gable received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center.  He earned his MPH from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and his BA in political science and biology from Johns Hopkins University.

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