Leonard Glantz

Professor, Health Law, Bioethics & Human Rights
Associate Dean for Academic affairs

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Boston University, AB
Boston University, JD

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Leonard Glantz is the Associate Dean for Academic affairs as well as a faculty member in the Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights. He is the author of numerous, books, articles and briefs on a wide array of health law issues. He is particularly interested in the constitutional issues raised by public health… Read more

Leonard Glantz is the Associate Dean for Academic affairs as well as a faculty member in the Department of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights. He is the author of numerous, books, articles and briefs on a wide array of health law issues. He is particularly interested in the constitutional issues raised by public health interventions, privacy, the rights of children, the regulation of research with human subjects, and mental health law. He is a recipient of the Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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  • Forced chemo: Should court overrule Amish parents?

    August 31, 2013

    Associated Press Leonard Glantz, School of Public Health A legal fight between a hospital and an Amish family in Ohio over whether doctors can force their 10-year-old daughter to resume chemotherapy after her parents stopped treatment is again raising questions about what rights parents have in making medical decisions for their children… Expert quote: “People […]

  • Military doctors urged to refuse force-feeding at Guantanamo

    June 13, 2013

    Reuters Sondra Crosby, School of Medicine Leonard Glantz, School of Public Health George Annas, School of Public Health U.S. military doctors should refuse orders to force-feed hunger strikers at the Guantanamo detention camp because it violates their ethical obligations, two doctors and a medical ethics professor wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine on […]

  • LETTERS: Protecting patients’ privacy while holding homicide rates down

    February 1, 2013

    Boston Globe (subscription required) By Leonard Glantz, School of Public Health The front-page article “A Mass. hedge in FBI gun checks: State law prevents sharing of records on mental health” (Jan. 28) adds to the stigmatization of people with mental illness that has been on the rise since the Newtown tragedy… View full article

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