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The New Public Health Law: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Practice and Advocacy

Scott Burris, Micah L. Berman, Matthew Penn, and Tara Ramanathan Holiday


Using a “transdisciplinary approach” to public health law, this book follows the core competencies for both law and public health programs. It reviews the basic background of the field of public health law, then introduces tools, concepts, and skills needed for effective development of public health laws and policies. The book also introduces the core legal doctrine of public health law and outlines the process for turning a public health law idea into an actionable, codified law or policy. It then turns to the challenges and key issues regulators and authorities face in implementation, enforc ... More

Keywords: transdisciplinary model, public health law, public policy, legal monitoring, legal evaluation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190681050
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190681050.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Scott Burris, author
Professor of Law and Public Health, Temple University

Micah L. Berman, author
Associate Professor of Public Health and Law, The Ohio State University

Matthew Penn, author
Director of Public Health Law Program, Office of State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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