Health Law & Policy Institute

FACULTY IN HEALTH LAW

Faculty | Staff | Adjunct Faculty

JESSICA L. MANTEL

JESSICA L. MANTEL
Director, Health Law & Policy Institute
Assistant Professor of Law

J.D., M.P.P, University of Michigan Law School
B.A., University of Pennsylvania

Professor Mantel is Assistant Professor of Law at the UH Law Center.  Her research interests include the impact of legislative and regulatory schemes on emerging trends in the health care delivery system and the allocation of limited health care resources.  Prior to joining the Law Center in 2010, Professor Mantel served as a senior attorney in the Office of the General Counsel, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and was an associate in the health care practice at Ropes & Gray. 

SETH J. CHANDLER

SETH J. CHANDLER
Professor of Law

A.B., Princeton University
J.D., Harvard University Law School

Seth J. Chandler is a Professor of Law at the UH Law Center. He practiced with Munger, Tolles & Olson in Los Angeles and Williams & Connolly in Washington, D.C., working in part on insurance and mal-practice issues, before beginning his academic career at the UH Law Center. Professor Chandler's research interests include the use of computerized mathematical modeling techniques to explore the application of law and economics principles to insurance. He won a prestigious university-wide teaching excellence award in 1995.

SUBJECTS: Contracts, Health Law I and II, Insurance Law, Law & Economics, Life & Health Insurance Seminar

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BARBARA J. EVANS

BARBARA J. EVANS
Professor  of Law and George Butler Research Professor
Director, Center on Biotechnology & Law
Affiliated Faculty, Energy, Environment, and Natural Resources
Affiliated Member, Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Ph.D., Stanford University
J.D., Yale Law School
LL.M. University of Houston Law Center

Dr. Barbara J. Evans is a Professor of Law at the UH Law Center. Her research interests include regulatory and bioethical issues affecting the clinical translation of genetically targeted drug therapies and other advanced biomedical technologies. Before joining the UH Law Center in 2007, she was a faculty member at the Indiana University School of Medicine/Center for Bioethics and was a partner in the international regulatory practice of a large New York law firm.

JESSICA L. ROBERTS

JESSICA L. ROBERTS
Assistant Professor of Law

J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., University of Southern California

Jessica L. Roberts joins the Law Center’s Health Law and Policy Institute as an Assistant Professor of Law.  Her research currently focuses on the theoretical implications of health law reform, the formation of genetic identity, and the antidiscrimination protection of genetic information.  Before joining the UH faculty, Professor Roberts was an Associate-in-Law at Columbia Law School and an Adjunct Professor of Disability Studies at the City University of New York.  Immediately after law school, she clerked for the Honorable Dale Wainwright of the Texas Supreme Court and the Honorable Roger L. Gregory of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

WILLIAM J. WINSLADE

WILLIAM J. WINSLADE
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law and
Director, Health Law LL.M. Program

B.A., Monmouth College
Ph.D., Northwestern University
J.D., U.C.L.A. School of Law
Ph.D., Southern California Psychoanalytic Institute

Professor Winslade teaches, lectures, and writes about legal aspects of bioethics and mental health. He has authored one book and co-authored three others, and has written numerous articles on privacy and confidentiality in health care, legal regulation of medical and psychiatric practice, and ethical issues arising out of the physician-patient relationship. Professor Winslade has taught philosophy, practiced law, and gained clinical experience as a psychoanalyst. His most recent book—Confronting Traumatic Brain Injury—was nominated by Yale University Press for a Pulitzer Prize.

SUBJECTS: Law and Psychiatry, Legal Aspects of Bioethics, Regulation of Biomedical Research, Master's Seminar

WILLIAM P. STRENG

WILLIAM P. STRENG
Vinson & Elkins Professor of Law

B.A., Wartburg College
J.D., Northwestern University School of Law

Professor Streng is the author of numerous books, portfolios, and articles dealing with a variety of tax subjects. From 1973 to 1980, Professor Streng taught at the University School of Southern Methodist Law. He has also been a visiting professor or visiting fellow at The Ohio State University Law School, New York University, Hong Kong University School of Law, University of Stockholm, Sweden Law Faculty (Fulbright Professorship), and Victoria University School of Law, Wellington, New Zealand. Prior to joining the UH Law Center faculty in 1985, he practiced tax law with firms in Houston and Cincinnati, was deputy general counsel for the Export-Import Bank of the United States, and was an attorney with the United States Department of the Treasury.
SUBJECTS: Health Care Tax Law & Policy Seminar, Corporate Taxation, Estate Planning, Federal Income Tax, International Taxation

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RONALD TURNER

RONALD TURNER
Professor of Law

B.A., Wilberforce University
J.D., University of Pennsylvania

Professor Turner served as an examiner for the National Labor Relations Board, practiced law in Chicago, and taught at the University of Alabama Law School before joining the UH Law Center faculty in 1998. His research interests include disabilities law, employment law, and the legal issues surrounding HIV. Professor Turner's publications include nearly 30 articles and two books. He is currently working on a book addressing the impact of labor and employment laws on African-Americans, which will be published by New York University Press.

SUBJECTS: Disabilities and the Law, Employment Law, HIV and the Law, Torts, Employee Welfare Plans and Benefits Law

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ELLEN MARRUS

ELLEN MARRUS
Associate Professor of Law

B.A., Kean College
J.D., University of San Francisco
LL.M., Georgetown University Law Center

Professor Marrus teaches in the areas of clinical education and children and the law, and concentrates her scholarship in the areas of children's rights, professionalism, and clinical education. Professor Marrus serves on various local and national boards, including the Gulf Coast Legal Foundation and the National Juvenile Defender Center.

SUBJECTS: Clinical Education, Children's Rights

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Visiting Faculty

Dr. Michael S. Ewer

Dr. Michael S. Ewer
Professor of Medicine & Special Assistant to the Vice President, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

B.A., Hunter College
M.D., University of Basel, Switzerland
M.P.H., UT School of Public Health
J.D., UH Law Center
LL.M., UH Law Center

Research Faculty

Patricia Gray

PATRICIA GRAY
Director of Research

M.A., University of Texas at Austin
J.D., South Texas College of Law
LL.M., Health Law, UH Law Center

Professor Gray served in the Texas House of Representatives from 1992 to 2003, twice earning recognition from Texas Monthly magazine as one of the 10 best legislators in Texas. She was in the private practice of law for 22 years, including 16 years as a partner in the Galveston firm of Yarbrough, Jameson & Gray. Prior to joining the Health Law & Policy Institute, she served as a Special Assistant for Health Policy at the University of Texas Medical Branch/Galveston (UTMB), where she also served as a special member of the graduate faculty at the Institute for the Medical Humanities.

As a member of the Texas legislature, Professor Gray received many awards for her work on health care and environmental issues. She is credited with passage of the Children’s Health Insurance Plan that provides health insurance for Texas children. She also managed legislation that simplifies access to health care for poor families and protects health insurance for women. In February 2003, Professor Gray received the Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service, the highest award given by the American Medical Association.

SUBJECTS: Health Legislation

RONALD L. SCOTT

RONALD L. SCOTT
Research Professor

B.A., M.A., J.D.,
University of Oklahoma
LL.M., University of Houston Law Center

ALLISON WINNIKE

ALLISON WINNIKE
Research Professor

B.A., Rice University
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Professor Winnike earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Policy Studies from Rice University in 2001 and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 2008.  While at Georgetown she trained at the Federal Legislation Clinic where she focused on the ADA Restoration Act of 2007.  Previously, Professor Winnike worked as a Health Legislative Aide to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D.  From 2001 to 2003 she was a staffer for Senator Frist on the Subcommittee on Public Health, and from 2003 to 2005 she expanded her responsibilities in the Office of the Majority Leader.  In the Senate she worked on a wide variety of health policy issues and legislation, including bioterrorism and infectious disease, patient safety, telemedicine, health insurance, genetic discrimination, medical liability insurance, bioethics, obesity, organ donation, pharmaceuticals and vaccines.

Professional Staff

APRIL MORENO

APRIL MORENO
Program Director

Adjunct Faculty

Nathan J. Andersen, J.D., LL.M.
Senior Legal Officer and Public Information Officer, UTMB at Galveston

Jonathan Ishee, J.D., LL.M.
Assistant Professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and  
General Counsel, Northwest Diagnostic Clinic PA

CHRISTOPHER V. BACON, J.D.
Of Counsel, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.

JOHN  KAPACINSKAS
Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.

E. Dale Burrus, J.D., LL.M.
Partner, Kroger Burrus

MITCHELL KATINE, J.D.
Partner, Williams, Birnberg & Anderson

DONNA CLARK, J.D.
Partner, Baker & Hostetler, L.L.P.

ANNE KIMBOL, J.D., LL.M.
Lecturer

MICHAEL E. CLARK, J.D., LL.M.
Partner, Hamel, Bowers, & Clark, L.L.P

VIRGINIA LOOTENS, J.D.
Private Law Practice
ROBERT F. CORRIGAN, Jr., J.D.
Senior Vice President and General Counsel, Baylor College of Medicine
JOHN A. NECHMAN, J.D.
Partner, Katine and Nechman L.L.P.
DAVID R. ILER, J.D.
Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski, L.L.P.
SETH W. SILVERMAN, M.D.
Private Practice