Hodge talked about "Public Health Information Privacy Law and Policy: Practice and Research," in the Virginia Piper Auditorium on the campus of the UA College of Medicine - Phoenix in Partnership with ASU.
Hodge discussed some of the profound legal and ethical challenges of protecting individual health information privacy while allowing access, use and disclosure of such data for essential public health services and research. Principal among these challenges is the determination of what constitutes public health research versus public health practice under the federal Common Rule and HIPAA Privacy Rule. Hodge spoke about existing dilemmas underlying this challenge as well as a national approach he developed with others to address this critical concern.
Through scholarly and applied work, Hodge delves into multiple areas of public health law, global health law, ethics, and human rights. He teaches Health Law, Ethics, and Policy, Public Health Law and Ethics, and Global Health Law and Policy at the College of Law. Hodge also is an affiliated faculty member in the Global Health program in the School of Human Evolution & Social Change at ASU.