One of the broad themes of the work done by the center is finding subject areas in which the two fields can conduct translational and collaborative research in the hopes of improving the understanding between the two disciplines. The ultimate objective is for the disciplines to work together to develop and implement solutions to vexing health law problems that will inure to patients and society at large.
Focus is maintained such that results of this highly innovative research can be applied to education and program development. The center’s multidisciplinary faculty represent expertise across the spectrum of health law. A few examples of past, current and future areas of their work:
- The legal aspects of patient safety
- Altered standards of care during disasters
- Intellectual Property and Biotechnology
- Tort reform
- Access to care
- Informed consent