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Member Spotlight: Lainie Rutkow

Lainie Rutkow JD, PhD, MPH is a dynamic member of the ASLME community. She has been involved in conference planning, has presented during Society sponsored events, and has served as a peer reviewer for the Journal of Law Medicine & Ethics. She has also published several articles in JLME, including “The Public Health Workforce and Willingness to Respond to Emergencies: A 50-State Analysis of Potentially Influential Laws” featured in the Spring 2014 issue.

Dr. Rutkow is an Assistant 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 affiliated with the Eastern Region of the Network for Public Health Law, and she is on the planning committee for the 2014 Public Health Law Conference, co-sponsored by ASLME and the Network.

“I always look forward to the Public Health Law Conference because it’s a great opportunity to catch up with colleagues, learn about cutting edge public health law research, and welcome new folks to the field,” says Rutkow. “The program for the 2014 Public Health Law Conference features sessions that will appeal to practitioners, researchers, and educators. It promises to be an exciting few days that touch on many of today’s key public health law issues.”

Dr. Rutkow’s work focuses on policy analysis and evaluation within the areas of food policy, emergency preparedness, tobacco control, and injury prevention. In addition to JLME, her work has been published by the American Journal of Public Health, the Journal of Public Health Policy, the New England Journal of Medicine, and many other prominent journals.

Rutkow has served as a Fellow with the Committee on Government Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives and has worked with the Legal Aid Society of New York’s Health Law Unit and the New York Civil Liberties Union.

She holds a BA from Yale University, a JD from New York University School of Law, and an MPH and PhD, in health policy, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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