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Drexel Experts Available To Comment on Supreme Court’s Impending Health Care Ruling

June 20, 2012

As the Supreme Court prepares to rule on the Affordable Care Act, experts from Drexel University are available to help news media with the following topics:

Constitutional Law: David S. Cohen, associate professor of law, explores constitutional law and gender issues in the law that range from sex discrimination to interactions between gender identity and social policy. A former staff attorney with the Women’s Law Project in Philadelphia, he handled cases that included health insurance coverage of contraceptives and health care for women prisoners. Cohen worked on several U.S. Supreme Court cases, including representing the plaintiffs in Ferguson v. City of Charleston, in which the court ruled that involuntary drug testing of pregnant women violated their Fourth Amendment rights

Health Care Policy and the Law: Dr. Robert Field, a professor in the School of Public Health and the Earle Mack School of Law, is a nationally known expert on health law and public health whose research focuses on ethical issues in managed care, public policy and legal facets of health care reform and genetic screening. He is the author of Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation and Compromise, a comprehensive guide to the government's role in regulating health care in the United States. Field will be in attendance at the Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 27, on behalf of the Philadelphia Inquirer

Health Care Law: Barry R. Furrow, a professor of law and director of the Health Law Program at Drexel, is a pioneer in the field of health law. Furrow’s expertise spans a wide array of health-related topics, including health care policy, regulation and finance, patient safety, patient privacy, mental health, provider accountability, medical ethics and bioethics, and legal issues of pain management. He is the lead author of Health Law — Cases, Materials and Problems, which remains the leading casebook in the field. He is also co-author of the treatise, “Health Law,” which the U.S. Supreme Court has cited three times.

Supreme Court: Lisa McElroy, associate professor of law, has published extensively in the field of legal pedagogy and is an experienced teacher of legal writing. She previously wrote the Plain English column on SCOTUSblog, contributes regularly to The New York Times Motherlode blog and is the author of numerous books for children about Supreme Court justices and prominent elected officials. 

The Business of Health Care: Michael Howley, associate clinical professor in Drexel’s LeBow College of Business, specializes in the business of health care and the impact of health reform on the delivery of medical services. He worked as a physician assistant before receiving an MBA and doctoral degree in business administration.

Political Impact of Ruling:  Dr. William Rosenberg, a professor of political science, is the author of over 80 articles, papers and technical reports on these topics. He is a co-author of two books related to public opinion and public policy, News Verdicts, the Debates and Presidential Campaigns and The Politics of Disenchantment: Bush, Clinton, Perot and the Press.

Media Contact:

Alex McKechnie