Wendy K. Mariner
Professor of Law
Interests: health law and reform legislation; patient rights; ERISA and managed care; public health law and risk regulation
Professor Wendy Mariner combines teaching and research on patient rights, risk regulation, health reform, health insurance, and ERISA, and has published more than 100 articles in the legal, medical and health policy literature. She is faculty director of the JD-MPH dual degree program. She also serves as co-director of the Boston University Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Division on Regulatory Knowledge and Research Ethics and is chair of the Boston University Faculty Council.
Professor Mariner has served as a member of numerous boards and commissions, including the Massachusetts Health Facilities Appeals Board; the National Institutes of Health's AIDS Policy Advisory Committee; the Institute of Medicine's Committees; the Ryan White CARE Act and the Children's Vaccine Initiative; the CIOMS/WHO Steering Committee for International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects; and the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association. She is currently a member of the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council Advisory Committee, charged with implementing the Commonwealth's health reform legislation, the Massachusetts Public Health Association Board of Directors, and is a founding member of the New England Coalition for Law and Public Health.
As legal director for a BU School of Public Health project, Professor Mariner assisted the Russian Federation in developing health reform legislation. She was the American Journal of Public Health's contributing editor for Health Law and Ethics, and she currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and the Human Rights and the Global Economy. She and Professors Annas and Glantz have submitted amicus curiae briefs to the United States Supreme Court in several cases involving health law issues.