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Topic: Ethics

Peter D. Jacobson Peter D. Jacobson, JD, MPH

Professor of Health Management and Policy
Phone: (734) 936-0928 E-mail: pdj@umich.edu
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  • can discuss the legal issues involving the spread of infectious diseases, including quarantine, and the differences between isolation and quarantine.
  • Current research interests focus on the relationship between law and health care delivery and policy, tobacco control policy, the study of health care safety net providers, and public health systems. Director of the Center for Law and Ethics and Health.
  • Studies the role of tobacco litigation in shaping public policy.
  • Received an Investigator Award in Health Policy Research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to examine the role of the courts in shaping health care policy.
  • Has studied legislative and regulatory implications of defining and implementing medical necessity; the enforcement and implementation of antismoking laws; and the legal and regulatory influences on physician and hospital decisions to detect prenatal substance exposure.

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Peter D. JacobsonPeter D. Jacobson, JD, MPH

Professor in Health Management and Policy
Phone: (734) 936-0928 E-mail: pdj@umich.edu

  • can discuss the legal issues involving the spread of infectious diseases, including quarantine, and the differences between isolation and quarantine.     MORE

Sharon KardiaSharon Kardia, Ph.D.

Senior Associate Dean for Administration and Professor in Epidemiology
Phone: (734) 936-0866 E-mail: skardia@umich.edu

  • Co-director of the UM Life Sciences & Society program (http://www.lifesciences.umich.edu/lss/index.html); director of the SPH Public Health Genetics Program.     MORE

Scott RobertsScott Roberts, Ph.D.

Associate Professor in Health Behavior and Health Education
Phone: 734-936-9854 E-mail: jscottr@umich.edu

  • Research focuses on how people respond to genetic testing for risk of adult-onset disorders, such as Alzheimer's disease and cancer.     MORE

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