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Michael Sinha, M.D., J.D., M.P.H.

Assistant Professor
Center for Health Law Studies


2015, M.P.H., Law and Public Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA
2012, J.D. (cum laude), SIU School of Law, Carbondale, IL
2012, M.D., Medicine, Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine, Springfield, IL
2003, B.A. (cum laude), Biophysical Chemistry (Honors), Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH

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Assistant Professor Michael Sinha joins the faculty with a background in medicine and various research and teaching roles at Harvard Medical School, Northeastern University School of Law, and Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Originally from St. Louis, Dr. Sinha completed his undergraduate degree in biophysical chemistry from Dartmouth College in New Hampshire before returning to St. Louis to conduct research in medical oncology at Washington University School of Medicine. He then completed a combined M.D./J.D. program at Southern Illinois University and trained in internal medicine in Connecticut and Massachusetts.

During his clinical training, Dr. Sinha earned an M.P.H. in Law and Public Health from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. While at Harvard, he renewed his focus on health law research and scholarship; his current research focuses broadly on the intersection of medicine and law, with recent law articles focused on competition and intellectual property in the pharmaceutical industry. His areas of expertise are in health law, pharmaceutical policy, and intellectual property