Dayna Bowen Matthew is the William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law and
the F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights at the University of Virginia School
of Law. She is a national expert in law and policy related to health care, public health, race, and equal protection.
Her research focuses on health equity and integrated health care delivery, with an emphasis on developing
alternative payment models to address social determinants. She is the author of Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial
Inequality in American Health Care, as well as numerous articles on healthcare, public health, and antitrust law
topics that have appeared in the Virginia Law Review, the Georgetown Journal of Law and Modern Critical Race
Perspectives, the American Journal of Law and Medicine, and numerous other journals.
In 2015-2016, Professor Matthew was named a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellow, and
currently is a non-resident senior fellow for the Brookings Institution and a visiting health policy fellow at the
Congressional Black Caucus Foundation. Professor Matthew also has advised government agencies and elected
offi cials on health care and public health matters, and has co-founded two medical-legal partnerships (MLPs) to
provide attorneys for low income patients. She has an A.B. in Economics from Harvard-Radcliff e and obtained
her J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.