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Mount Holyoke College, BA 2006
Harvard Law School, JD 2012


Professor Katherine Kraschel, an expert on the intersection of reproduction, gender, bioethics and health policy, with a particular concentration on fertility care and reproductive technologies, holds an interdisciplinary appointment with the School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. Prior to joining the Northeastern faculty in 2023, she was a lecturer in law and the executive director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School, where she co-taught the Reproductive Rights and Justice Project Clinic.

Professor Kraschel’s research has appeared in prominent journals including the Journal of the American Medical Association; Harvard Journal of Law and Gender; American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology; and the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics. She is the author of multiple book chapters on issues related to fertility care and assisted reproduction and is a co-editor (with Glenn Cohen, Abbe Gluck and Carmel Shachar) of COVID-19 and the Law: Disruption, Impact, and Legacy (Cambridge University Press, 2023).

Professor Kraschel has been covered by national media outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, TIME and National Public Radio. She is also chair of the board of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England. Previously, Professor Kraschel was associate counsel at Yale New Haven Health. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biochemistry from Mount Holyoke College and a law degree from Harvard Law School. In 2016, the National LGBT Bar Association named Professor Kraschel one of the Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40, and in 2018 she was named one of the Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 by the American Bar Association.

Fields of Expertise

  • Bioethics
  • Gender and the Law
  • Health Law and Policy
  • Reproductive Rights
  • Reproductive Technology Law

Selected Works

Katherine Kraschel

Assistant Professor of Law and Health Sciences


55 Cargill Hall
416 Huntington Avenue
SSRN Author Page @KatieKraschel