Policy, Law and Bioethics
Policy, Law and Bioethics represents fields that reflect ASU’s many interdisciplinary studies. The Center for Law, Science and Innovation at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law has a number of prominent programs and activities in the field of policy, law and bioethics relating to health.
The Public Health Law and Policy Program concentrates on the intersection of law, ethics, policy, and public health. The program is nationally ranked among U.S. News and World Report's 2016 Graduate Law School Health Law Programs. It also hosts the Western Region Office of the national Network for Public Health Law, a crucial resource for public health professionals on matters such tribal public health law, Ebola and measles.
The Personalized Medicine Program focuses on the legal, policy and ethical aspects of incorporating genetic and molecular testing into health care. Among other activities, it hosts an annual workshop on regulatory and reimbursement issues for molecular diagnostics.
The Neuroscience and Law Program focuses on traumatic brain injury, and recently held a workshop on concussion biomarkers that examined the medical, legal and ethical dimensions of such biomarkers.
Many programs at ASU provide students with knowledge and skills applicable to a variety of fields. As health science and technology continue to advance, law and policy must be updated accordingly.