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Jason A Smith, MTS, JD Faculty Profile

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Jason  A  Smith, MTS, JD

Assistant Professor, Associate Chair

Department of Health Sciences

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Mr. Smith's research interests are in public health law. His recent work explores public health law issues in the areas of the First Amendment and, more locally, California's approach the the health effects of climate change. He is also interested the history of public health in the United States, particularly the history of the AIDS epidemic and the gay community.

  • JD, Northeastern University School of Law
  • MTS, Harvard University
Spring Quarter 2018
Course #SecCourse TitleDaysFromToLocationCampusTextbook Info
HSC 355006Healthcare Law and EthicsTTH12:00PM1:50PMSC-N220Hayward Campus View Books

Ganesh, C., & Smith, J. (2017). Using Multiple High-Impact Practices to Reduce Bottlenecks and Improve Student Learning in an Undergraduate Health Science Program. Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 17(2), 74-84. 

Smith, Jason A., Jason Vargo, and Sara Pollock Hoverter. "Climate Change and Public Health Policy." The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 45, no. 1_suppl (2017): 82-85

Parmet, W. E., Smith, J. A., & Miller, M. J. (2017). Physicians, Firearms, and Free Speech — Overturning Florida’s Firearm-Safety Gag Rule. New England Journal of Medicine.

Parmet, W. E., Smith, J. A., & Miller, M. J. (2016). Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida — The First Amendment, Physician Speech, and Firearm Safety. New England Journal of Medicine.

Smith, J. A. (2008). Training Individuals in Public Health Law. The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 36, 50-60.

Alderman, J., Smith, J. A., Fried, E. J., & Daynard, R. A. (2007). Application of law to the childhood obesity epidemic. The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 35, 90-112.

Smith, J. A. (2006). Setting the Stage for Public Health: The Role of Litigation in Controlling Obesity. University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review, 28, 443.

Parmet, W. E., & Smith, J. A. (2006). Free Speech and Public Health: A Population-Based Approach to the First Amendment. Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, 39(1), 363-446.

Kelley, B., & Smith, J. A. (2004). Legal approaches to the obesity epidemic: an introduction. Journal of public health policy, 25, 346-352.

Weiss, R. I., Hayne, C. L., & Smith, J. A. (2004). Legislative Approaches to the Obesity Epidemic. J Public Health Pol, 25(3/4), 379-390.

Committee on Academic Planning and Review, Member, 2014 - current; Chair 2016 - current.

Strategic Enrollment Subcommittee, Member.

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