National and International Media Look to Professor Wendy Parmet for Expert Comments on COVID-19 Outbreak

Professor Wendy Parmet, director of Northeastern Law’s Center for Health Policy and Law, is a leading expert on health, disability and public health law. She also holds a joint appointment with Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in recognition of her national leadership in interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving on issues related to health care. Professor Parmet has published articles on public health, bioethics, discrimination, health law and AIDS law. She is co-author of The Health of Newcomers: Immigration, Health Policy, and the Case for Global Solidarity (NYU Press, 2017) and Ethical Health Care (Prentice Hall, 2005); author of Populations, Public Health, and the Law (Georgetown University Press, 2009); and co-editor of Debates on U.S. Health Care (Sage Press, 2012). Professor Parmet was among a group of public health and law experts to issue guidelines for a US response to the “inevitable” widespread transmission of the Coronavirus in an open letter to Vice President Mike Pence and other government officials.