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Professor of Law and Professor of Medicine, Stanford Law School and School of Medicine
Michelle Mello is professor of law at Stanford Law School and professor of medicine in the Center for Health Policy/Primary Care and Outcomes Research in the Department of Medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine. She conducts empirical research into issues at the intersection of law, ethics, and health policy. She is the author of more than 200 articles on medical liability, public health law, the public health response to COVID-19, pharmaceuticals and vaccines, biomedical research ethics and governance, health information privacy, and other topics. The recipient of a number of awards for her research, Mello was elected to the National Academy of Medicine at the age of 40. From 2000 to 2014, she was a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she directed the School’s Program in Law and Public Health. Mello teaches courses in torts and public health law. She holds a JD from the Yale Law School, a PhD in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an MPhil from Oxford University, where she was a Marshall Scholar, and a BA from Stanford University.
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