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

Assistant Professor
Center for Health Law Studies

Courses Taught

FDA Law and Policy, Patent Law, Public Health Law


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

Practice Areas

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

Publications and Media Placements

Medical publications have appeared in NEJM, JAMAJAMA Internal MedicineJAMA Network OpenMayo Clinic ProceedingsAnesthesiology, CHESTPLOS MedicineHealth Affairs, the American Journal of Public Health, and the American Journal of Bioethics. His legal scholarship includes articles in the Journal of Legal Medicine, the American Journal of Law & Medicine, the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, the Harvard Law & Policy Review, the Food and Drug Law Journal, the Stanford Law & Policy Review, the Journal of Law and the Biosciences, the Hastings Law Journal, and the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology. His work has appeared in news outlets including the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bloomberg Law, STAT News, POLITICO Prescription Pulse, Newsweek, Medscape Medical News, and RAPS Regulatory Focus.