Diane E. Hoffmann, J.D., M.S.

Professor of Law
University of Maryland School of Law
United StatesDiane Hoffmann, J.D. M.S., is professor of law, associate dean of faculty and external affairs, and director of the Law & Health Care Program at the University of Maryland School of Law. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School and her master's degree from Harvard School of Public Health. Her research interests include issues at the intersection of law, health care, ethics and public policy such as advance directives, pain and end-of-life care, termination of life support, genetics, regulation of research, and of managed care. From June 1994 - May 1995, while on leave from the law school, she served as the acting staff director of the Senate Subcommittee on Aging and was responsible for all health care and aging legislation for U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski. Since 1997, she has been a Mayday Scholar focusing much of her research and scholarship on legal and financial obstacles to the management of pain.