Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the faculty of the Center for Health Law Studies has been lending their expertise through national media, local government and scholarly contributions.
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Professors Rob Gatter and Ana Santos Rutschman present Covid-19: Public Health Law & Policy Overview
Professors Elizabeth Pendo and Harold Braswell (Health Care Ethics) present Allocation of Scarce Healthcare Resources in the Time of COVID 19: Perspectives from Disability Law and Ethics.
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Expert in public health and quarantine procedure
In mid-March, Professor Gatter was appointed to a task force in St. Louis County to assist with the development of quarantine policies. Read more
Professor Gatter and Professor Ana Santos Rutschman wrote an opinion piece for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on quarantine policies.
Professor Gatter presented "Are Coronavirus Restrictions Constitutional?" at the Isolated by Law Symposium held by Wake Forest Law.
Professor Gatter was quoted in the following articles:
Why aren’t southwestern Illinois officials releasing more about coronavirus patients?, Belleville News Democrat.
'We Want To Have People On The Record': SLU Pandemic Researcher On Quarantine Procedure, St. Louis Public Radio.
African Americans More Likely To Contract Coronavirus In St. Louis County, St. Louis Public Radio.
COVID-19 and the Conundrum of Mask Requirements, Washington and Lee Law Review Online, Forthcoming, May 2020.
Newest Twist in Racial Profiling: ‘Wearing a Mask While Black’, The Crime Report
COVID-19, Mask Requirements, and Racial Discrimination, The Harvard Law Blog
Expert in food and drug law, emerging health care innovations and patent law
In February 2020, Professor Rutschman and Tim Wiemken, Ph.D., associate professor from SLUCOR, began the “Immunization Science and Policy Partnership at Saint Louis University.” Funded through a Spark Microgrant from the SLU Research Institute, the partnership aims to bring together experts working on topics at the intersection of vaccine science and policy.
Rutschman and Wiemken joined Enbal Shacham, Ph.D., professor of public health, to study the effects of social distancing on the spread of COVID-19. Rutschman was interviewed by KMOV and KSDK to discuss their findings.
Professors Rutchman and Gatter wrote a piece for Protego Press offering initial analysis of the coronavirus lawsuits in the United States against China and the World Health Organization.
Other articles with Professor Rutschman:
Mapping Misinformation in the Coronavirus Outbreak, Healthaffairs.org, written by Professor Rutschman
In one week, Missouri saw a 600% jump in coronavirus cases — the largest increase in the country, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Missouri attorney general sues China over coronavirus pandemic, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
The life or death question: who gets the Covid-19 vaccine?, South China Morning Press
Johnson & Johnson says it has 'promising' vaccine candidate for coronavirus, The Washington Times
Expert in disability law and health care ethics
Get Your Advance Directives in Place Now, Inside Indiana Business
Elizabeth Pendo and Stacey Tovino, COVID-19 and Workplace and Medical Privacy, Isolated by the Law series, Workplace and Wake Forest University School of Law, May 8, 2020
Elizabeth Pendo and Harold Braswell, Allocation of Scarce Healthcare Resources in the Time of COVID 19: Perspectives from Disability Law and Ethics, SLULAW Center for Health Law Studies COVID-19 Series, April 8, 2020
Elizabeth Pendo and Harold Braswell, Allocation of Scarce Healthcare Resources in the Time of COVID 19: Perspectives from Disability Law and Ethics, Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics, April 16, 2020
Elizabeth Pendo, COVID 19 and Disability-Based Discrimination in Health Care, ABA Commission on Disability Rights, COVID-19 Resources (forthcoming)
Elizabeth Pendo, The Americans with Disabilities Act in the COVID-19 Workplace, in Work Law Under COVID-19 (Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Sachin S. Pandya, eds.) (Oct. 4, 2020), https://worklawcovid19book.netlify.app/
Professor and Executive Director of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity
Expert in health care regulation, race, justice and health
Beyond COVID-19 Data: What Can St. Louis Do To Bring About Health Care Equity?, St. Louis Public Radio