Michael R. Ulrich

Michael R. Ulrich

Assistant Professor, School of Public Health/School of Law, Boston University

Boston University School of Public Health, Boston University School of Law

Michael Ulrich is assistant professor of health law, ethics, and human rights at the Boston University School of Public Health and School of Law. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of public health, constitutional law, bioethics, and social justice, with an emphasis on the role of law in the health outcomes of marginalized and underserved populations. His writings have appeared in national and international journals, including Hasting Law Journal; SMU Law Review; Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics; American Journal of Bioethics; Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, & Ethics; George Washington International Law Review; American Journal of Law & Medicine; and Yale Journal of Law & Feminism. Prior to joining BU, he was Research Scholar, Senior Fellow in Health Law, & Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he helped launch and run the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy at Yale Law School.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health and Medicine
  • Law
  • Policy


    My research is primary legal analysis, primarily focused on rights analysis, constitutional theory, and the use of empirical data.