Nicole Huberfeld

Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Boston University School of Public Health

BA, University of Pennsylvania
JD, Seton Hall University

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Nicole Huberfeld is a Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights at the School of Public Health and Professor of Law at the School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the cross-section of health care law and constitutional law with emphasis on the role of federalism and spending power in federal health care programs, especially Medicaid. She authored the first new casebook on health care law in a generation, The Law of American Health Care, with Elizabeth Weeks, of the University of Georgia School of Law, and Kevin Outterson, executive director of CARB-X and N. Neal Pike Scholar in Health and Disability Law at BU Law. Huberfeld’s article, titled “Federalizing Medicaid,” was cited by the US Supreme Court in the first Affordable Care Act case, NFIB v. Sebelius. Her work also has been cited by the Delaware Supreme Court, federal district courts, and in briefs to the US Supreme Court. She has an article forthcoming in Stanford Law Review (with co-author Abbe Gluck, professor of law and director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School) and has published in national and international journals including Boston College Law Review, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics, Boston University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Health Affairs, and Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law. She has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including Congressional Quarterly, Washington Post, New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post, National Law Journal, Mother Jones, and Modern Healthcare. Prior to joining the BU faculty, Huberfeld taught courses on constitutional law, health care organizations and finance, bioethical issues in the law, and a health law and policy seminar at the University of Kentucky College of Law and was a bioethics associate at the College of Medicine. Previously, she taught at Seton Hall University School of Law and directed the health care compliance certification program there. Huberfeld also practiced law in New York and New Jersey before entering academia.

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