Law 442 - Public Health Law and Policy

Charleen Hsuan

Charleen Hsuan

Health Law Fellow
B.S. Yale University, 2002
J.D. Columbia University, 2008
Ph.D. UCLA, 2016
Course Description:

This course is an introduction to public health law and policy in the United States. We will discuss ways that law can and should be used to improve health, focusing on the legal basis and limits of public health laws (e.g. freedom of speech, freedom of religion, due process, privacy). We will examine different legal strategies that have been used to address traditional and contemporary public health problems. The course will cover topics including infectious diseases and mandatory vaccinations; obesity and nutritional labeling; health disparities; and water quality and the crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Course Information:
​Faculty Term Course Section ​Schedule ​Units Requisite Satisfies SAW
Charleen Hsuan 17S 442 LEC 1 MW 9:00 AM - 10:25 AM 3.0 No No
Textbook Information:
Textbook for Spring 2017 LEC 1
Mariner and Annas Public Health Law   2nd ed.  
ISBN: 9780769868004. LexisNexis. REQUIRED $193.00