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About the Authors

Nicole Huberfeld

E-mail address: nicole.huberfeld@uky.edu

Photo - Nicole Huberfeld Nicole Huberfeld is Ashland-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at the University of Kentucky College of Law and Bioethics Associate at the College of Medicine. Professor Huberfeld teaches health care law and constitutional law courses and lectures regularly at the College of Public Health and the College of Medicine. Her scholarship focuses on the cross-section of health care law and constitutional law with emphasis on federalism, spending power, and federal health care programs, especially Medicaid. Her article entitled Federalizing Medicaid was cited by the Supreme Court in NFIB v. Sebelius; her articles also have been cited in numerous briefs to the Supreme Court. She has published in many national and international publications including Boston College Law Review, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics, Boston University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, and Health Affairs. Professor Huberfeld has co-authored a new casebook, The Law of American Health Care. She has been interviewed and quoted by various media outlets such as the Washington Post, New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post, National Law Journal, Modern Healthcare and California Health Line.

 

Kevin Outterson

E-mail address: mko@bu.edu

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Professor Kevin Outterson teaches health law and corporate law at Boston University, where he co-directs the Health Law Program, currently ranked #2 in the country by US News and World Report. He is the executive director of Combating Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria Biopharmaceutical Accelerator (CARB-X), a global partnership hosted at BU Law that is focused on supporting developers of promising new antibiotics, diagnostics, and vaccines that tackle the threat of untreatable bacterial infections. He serves as the editor-in-chief of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics; faculty co-advisor to the American Journal of Law & Medicine; past chair of the Section on Law, Medicine & Health Care of the AALS; and a member of the Board of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. Professor Outterson was recently named to the Advisory Panel for the Longitude Prize, which awards £10 million to address antibiotic resistance. Before teaching, Outterson was a partner at two major US law firms.

His research focuses on the organization and finance of the health sector. Areas of specialization include global pharmaceutical markets, particularly antibiotics and other antimicrobials that can degrade in usefulness over time through resistance. He received a grant from the European Unionís Innovative Medicines Initiative to study business models and incentives for antibiotic development, and he leads an interdisciplinary project on the legal ecology of antimicrobial resistance, funded in part by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program on public health law. He is an associate fellow at the Royal Institute of International Affairs at Chatham House, London, where he works on global solutions to antibiotic resistance, and an appointed member of the Antimicrobial Resistance Working Group at the Centers for Disease Control.

Professor Outterson has testified before President Obamaís Advisory Council on Combating Antibiotic Resistance, where he presented the results of a two-year study sponsored by the European Union on designing economic incentives for antibiotic development.

 

Elizabeth Weeks

E-mail address: weeksleo@uga.edu

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Elizabeth Weeks joined the Georgia Law faculty in 2011. She is currently a J. Alton Hosch Professor of Law. Her teaching and research interests include torts, health law, health care financing and regulation, and public health law.

Prior to coming to UGA, Weeks served on the faculty at the University of Kansas School of Law. During her time there, she was honored with the Howard M. and Susan Immel Award for Teaching Excellence and with the Meredith Docking Faculty Scholar Award, a university-wide honor for faculty who have distinguished themselves early in their careers. Additionally, she has served as a visiting professor at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and at Georgia Law.

Her scholarship includes a recently published book, The Law of American Health Care (with N. Huberfield and K. Outterson), and a forthcoming title, Healthism:  Health Status Discrimination and the Law.  She has also published numerous articles, including pieces in the Georgia Law Review, the Boston University Law Review, the Hofstra Law Review, the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, the Washington University Law Review and the North Carolina Law Review. She was recognized as one of four emerging health law scholars nationwide by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics with its Health Law Scholars Award in 2005. Weeks has also served as chair of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care and serves as co-editor of the Health Law Section of the online journal, Jotwell.

Before entering academe, Weeks worked as an associate in the Health Industry Group at Vinson & Elkins in Houston. She also served as a judicial clerk for Judge Jacques L. Wiener Jr. of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit and for Chief Justice Thomas R. Phillips of the Supreme Court of Texas.

Weeks earned her bachelor's degree from Columbia University and her law degree summa cum laude from the University of Georgia, where she was on the Jessup Moot Court Team, was editor-in-chief of the Georgia Law Review and was inducted into the Order of the Coif.  Before returning to her hometown of Athens for law school, Weeks was a psychiatric social worker in Chicago.