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Professor Barry Furrow, a ‘Most-Cited Health Law Scholar,’ Selected as a Fulbright Specialist

Professor Barry Furrow directs the Health Law program

October 22, 2018

Professor Barry Furrow has been selected to serve as a Fulbright Specialist by the U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.

As a Fulbright Specialist, Furrow will be available to consult with faculty and students at academic institutions around the world to develop and refine programs that grapple with a range of issues, including legal aspects of new technologies designed to improve health care, cultural issues in death and dying and risks associated with the CRISPR genetic tool.

The director of the law school’s Health Law program, Furrow will lend expertise he has developed over decades as a pioneering scholar who served as lead author of the treatise, “Health Law,” which has been cited by the U.S. Supreme Court three times and is now in its eighth edition.

Furrow’s scholarship remains influential. In September, he was ranked #10 on the “20 Most-Cited Law Faculty” list published by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center, based on scholarly citations of his work between 2013 and 2017.

He has written dozens of law review articles on a wide array of health-related topics, including health care policy, regulation and finance, patient safety, patient privacy, mental health, provider accountability, medical ethics, bioethics and legal issues of pain management.