Tuesday, February 4, 2014
James G. Hodge Jr., ASU's Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law Associate Dean and Lincoln Professor of Health Law and Ethics, has been elected President of the Board of Directors of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics (ASLME) for 2014.
ASLME's mission is to provide high-quality scholarship, debate and critical thought for professionals at the intersection of law, medicine and ethics. It focuses on the protection of public health disparities, the promotion of patient safety and quality of care, and the facilitation of dialogue about emerging biomedical science and research.
"I am honored to be elected to this position especially given the long line of distinguished Presidents and Board members over ASLME's history," Professor Hodge said.
Hodge serves as Associate Dean and Director of the College of Law's Public Health Law and Policy Program and the Network for Public Health Law - Western Region.
Through scholarship, teaching and applied projects, Professor Hodge delves into multiple areas of health law, public law, global health law, ethics and human rights. He recently published Public Health Law in a Nutshell with West Academic Publishing in December 2013. His work on public health law and other topics has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, USA Today, numerous regional newspapers and prestigious journals including Science, JAMA, New England Journal of Medicine and the American Journal of Public Health.
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