Our members work at the intersection of law and public health. We are committed to creating ways for our members to contribute to APHA meetings and activities as well as network and communicate with each other.


  • Highlight the critical role played by domestic and international law in protecting the public’s health.
  • Explore a range of disciplinary perspectives to improve the scope and content of health law and public health law.
  • Develop partnerships among scholars and practitioners to shape the use of legal tools for individual and public health.
  • Nurture rising leaders in health law and public health law.

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Chair: Jason Smith, JD, MTS

Chair-Elect: Andy Baker-White, JD, MPH

Immediate Past Chair: Heather A. McCabe, JD, MSW

Programming Chairs: Kerri McGowan Lowrey, JD, MPH, and Jennifer Ibrahim, MPH, PhD

Communications Chair: Micah Berman, JD