The faculty of the Center for Health Law Studies are active scholars in the field of health law. Each year they work with local and national organizations to produce impactful research.
Post-Dobbs Research and Publications
Missouri abortion law after the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs:
Sidney Watson and SLU LAW student Mary Quandt publish primer analyzing Missouri’s criminal laws
Research on the Use of Racial Equity Tools in Local Governments
In partnership with the University's Institute of Healing Justice and Equity and with support of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Policies for Action program, the Center has studied the use of racial equity tools in 107 local governments to produce this report.
Governmental Use of Racial Equity Tools to Address Systemic Racism and the Social Determinants of Health
Research to Support Medicaid Expansion in Missouri
Professors Sidney Watson and Heather Bednarek, of the Richard A. Chaifetz School of Business, have worked alongside Washington University Center for Health Economics and Policy to conduct and produce research in support of Medicaid expansion in Missouri.
Brief: Medicaid Managed Care Hospital Networks in Missouri: Too Far to Travel
Fact Sheet: Missouri Hospitals In- and- Out-of-Network by Medicaid Managed Care Plan, August 2021 (verified through July 22, 2021)
Fact Sheet: Medicaid Expansion Enrollment and Eligibility Update: Geographic Distribution of Medicaid Enrollees - Maps
Fact Sheet: Medicaid Expansion Enrollment and Eligibility Update: Characteristics of Expansion Enrollees
Fact Sheet: Medicaid Expansion Enrollment and Eligibility Update: Health Status of Expected New Expansion Enrollees
Medicaid Expansion in Missouri: Promising Approaches and Key Lessons from Other States
Brief: Medicaid Expansion Implementation in Missouri Innovative Outreach and Enrollment Strategies
HEALTH CARE SERVICES & CAPACITY FOLLOWING MEDICAID EXPANSION: What can we learn from late expanding states? (Powerpoint)
Fact Sheet: Medicaid Expansion Enrollment and Eligibility Update: Geographic Distribution of Healthcare Providers
Medicaid Expansion Enrollment and Eligibility Update: Demographics of Expansion Enrollees (Powerpoint)
Public Comments Filed Regarding the Proposed Phase out of Gateway Coverage in St. Louis