Health Law and Policy

The Epstein Health Law and Policy Program promotes cutting-edge research, policy analysis, and public service/public engagement on critical issues in health care; fosters collaboration between scholars focused on health law and policy; and facilitates collaboration among government leaders, practitioners, and academic researchers on issues of increasing complexity. The Program faculty partner with other universities, both domestic and abroad, on a variety of research projects.

The Program has established partnerships with various units on the Urbana-Champaign campus, including the College of Medicine, the Department of Community Health, and the Institute of Government and Public Affairs for various research and public service projects.


Affiliated Faculty

  • David Hyman – H. Ross & Helen Workman Chair in Law
  • Richard L. Kaplan – Peer and Sarah Pedersen Professor
  • Melissa Wasserman – Associate Professor, Richard and Anne Stockton Faculty Scholar, Richard W. and Marie L. Corman Scholar

Student Organizations

  • Health Law Society