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Diseases of Despair: The Role of Policy and Law

April 13, 2018
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Diseases of Despair will bring together experts, policymakers and academics to discuss the causes behind such trends, and to explore potential political, policy and legal responses for addressing broader determinants that affect the physical and mental health of Americans dying from these diseases of despair. Deeper examination into similar patterns among diverse populations, as well as analysis of continuing racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities, will be central to the discourse.

3:45 – 5:00 PM

Concurrent Panels II

Panel A: State and Local Innovations


  • Jennifer Lea Huer, Managing Director, Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law


  • Julia Costich, Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, University of Kentucky College of Public Health 
  • Katie Garfield, Staff Attorney, Health Law and Policy Clinic, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Harvard Law School 
  • Jessica Mantel, Associate Professor, Co-Director, Health Law and Policy Institute, University of Houston Law Center
  • David Rochefort, Arts and Sciences Distinguished Professor of Political Science, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University 


Northeastern University School of Law
416 Huntington Avenue
Boston, MA 02115 United States
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