University of Virginia Develops Fellowship Program and Curriculum on Public Health Law and Ethics for Law Students, MPH Candidates

Developing teaching materials on public health law for schools of law, public health, and public policy

Investigators at the University of Virginia School of Law, the School of Medicine and the Institute for Practical Ethics and Public Life created a fellowship program and a problem-based curriculum on public health law and ethics for law students and Master of Public Health (MPH) candidates.

Key Results

  • The project team:

    • Worked with personnel at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to create a fellowship program on public health law and ethics.
    • Prepared teaching materials for a course directed at a combined audience of law and MPH students.
    • Delivered the course, through seminars and full-semester courses, to 120 University of Virginia students during the RWJF grant period.

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