Health Law Faculty

Arizona Law offers over 50 graduate and undergraduate courses in Health Law. The core health law faculty includes:

Core Faculty

John D. Lyons Professor of Law Roy Spece is a nationally recognized expert in bioethics, medical malpractice, conflicts of interest, professional licensure, and litigation around medical products. His experience includes work on the contaminated blood litigation, which affected thousands of patients. His publications include Bioethics and Law: Cases, Materials, and Problems (M. Shapiro, R. Spece, et al. eds., 2d ed., Thomson/West Publishing Company 2003); and Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research and Practice (R. Spece, D. Shimm, and A. Buchanan eds., Oxford University Press 1996). He is a former chairman of the Law & Medicine Section of the American Association of Law Schools.

Professor Tara Sklar is the Director of the Health Law & Policy Program at Arizona Law, and she also serves as the Faculty Senior Advisor in Telehealth Law & Policy at the Arizona Telemedicine Program and Innovations in Healthy Aging with University of Arizona Health Sciences. Her teaching and scholarly research spans aging law & policy, bioethics, health technology, and professional responsibility. Her work has appeared in the following peer-reviewed journals: New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and American Journal of Law & Medicine, and is featured in national media outlets Axios, Bloomberg Law, NPR, PBS, among others. Professor Sklar launched and oversees four multidisciplinary, online Graduate Certificates in Health Law and a Master of Legal Studies Health Law & Policy Concentration, which are composed of over 40 courses created in collaboration across seven University of Arizona colleges and global industry leaders.

Regulatory Science

Professor Crescioni is a Professor Practice in Law at Arizona Law and the College of Public Health. Professor an experienced attorney and researcher, who has worked with a range of clients and organizations in public health, health care, and clinical research in the US and abroad, including serving as a health care policy advisor for the Governor of Puerto Rico. She specializes in health care program planning and evaluation, developing and evaluating policy as well as clinical and social science research, with the goal to improve health outcomes, system performance, financial outcomes and increase efficiency. Her work has been published in leading legal journals, including Jurimetrics (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3564698) and DePaul Law Review (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3612012) and she is the Public Health and Outcomes Projects Director at the Hemophilia Federation of America in Washington DC.

Professor Crescioni teaches LAW 575A Clinical Research Ethics during the Spring term.

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Professor Huynh is a Professor Practice in Law at Arizona Law and the Director, Regulatory Science (US) at Critical Path Institute.

Professor Huynh co-teaches LAW 577A Development & Innovation in Biologics, Devices, & Diagnostics during the Spring term.

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Stephen Karpen, PharmD, is a Professor of Practice at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona and a Sr. Scientific Director at the Critical Path Institute in Tucson, Arizona. Dr. Karpen is a clinical pharmacist by training, earning his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Arizona College of Pharmacy and completing a Fellowship in Clinical Toxicology with the Arizona Poison and Drug Information Center. Dr. Karpen now works to impact patients by leading collaborations that develop cutting edge regulatory science tools that innovate the medical product development process.

Professor Karpen teaches LAW 589A, Regulatory Science Case Study Project during the Fall 2 term.

Kirin Goff, JD, MA is a Professor of Practice at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona. Professor Goff also leads the Applied Health Policy Institute as a Lecturer for the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Phoenix campus. Before joining the University of Arizona, she practiced primarily political and constitutional law at the Torres Law Group. She has also worked on the regulatory side at the Arizona Department of Health Services. She has an undergraduate degree in Anthropology from Willamette University, a Master’s in Global Health from Arizona State University, and a JD from the University of Arizona.

Professor Goff teaches LAW 695D, Regulatory Science Colloquium, twice per year during the Fall and Spring term.

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Professor Schito is a Professor Practice in Law at Arizona Law and the Executive Director of the Critical Path Institute's CURE Drug Repurposing Collaboratory where his work aims to discover repurposed therapies for diseases with high unmet medical need by capturing and sharing global, real-world clinical data. Prior to joining the Critical Path Institute, Dr. Schito was a Senior Scientific Officer at the Division of AIDS, NIH and also worked at the National Cancer Institute where he led the in vivo modeling of anti-retroviral zinc finger inhibitors. Over the past decade, Professor Schito established data knowledgebase to enable the use of Next Generation Sequencing platforms to quickly and accurately identify efficacious tuberculosis drug regimens. This platform is now being used by the World Health Organization for their global genomic drug surveillance program. His work (https://scholar.google.de/citations?user=7KNlILQAAAAJ&hl=en) has been published in leading journals, including the Lancet Infectious Diseases, Nature Immunology, and the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Schito received his PhD from the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph, Canada in immuno-parasitology.

Professor Schito teaches LAW 577A Development & Innovation in Biologics, Devices, & Diagnostics during the Spring term.

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Professor Dib is a Professor of Practice in Law at Arizona Law and a renowned physician and cardiovascular researcher who focuses on innovative clinical care through the pursuit of excellence in scholarly activities. He is also the president and founder of the International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research (ISCTR) and founder and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Cardiovascular Translational of Research. In addition, he serves as the Director of Cardiovascular Translational of Research at Dignity Health, as well as the Director of Clinical Cardiovascular Cell Therapy at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).  He completed his interventional cardiology fellowship program at Harvard Medical School, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston and continued his education at Harvard School of Public Health, earning a Degree in Master of Science in Epidemiology with a concentration on a clinical effectiveness. He has over 25 years of experience in research and device development.

Professor Dib teaches LAW 588A/488A, Translational Pathways for Medical Devices in during the Summer term.

Alison Bateman-House, PhD, MPH, MA, is a Professor of Practice in Law at Arizona Law and an Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. She is co-chair of the Working Group on Compassionate Use and Preapproval Access (CUPA), an academic body that studies ethical issues concerning access to investigational medical products and is composed of patient advocates, clinicians, members of industry, former FDA staffers, lawyers, and academics. Professor Bateman-House also serves as the non-voting, non-paid Chair of the NYU/Janssen Compassionate Use Advisory Committees (CompACs) for Infectious Disease and NeuroPsychology. She has written extensively on ethical issues related to access to investigational medicines and human subjects research in leading journals (https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=AE80S90AAAAJ&hl=en), including Science, JAMA Internal Medicine, and Journal of Medical Ethics.

Professor Bateman-House teaches LAW 590A/490A Access to Investigational Products: Clinical Trials, Expanded Access, & Right to Try during the Summer term.

Health Law for Health Professionals

Professor Nuckolls is a Professor of Practice at Arizona Law where he has taught many courses in health law and been actively involved in the Health Law & Policy Program. For several years Professor Nuckolls was engaged in private practice, practicing primarily in business law, real estate and healthcare law.  His healthcare practice included representation of all aspects of the field, including, hospitals, physicians, dentists, IPAs, HMOs, PPOs, PHOs, nursing homes, retirement centers, insurance carriers, nurse midwifery programs and other healthcare-related entities.   He also served as the executive vice president and chief legal officer for a major metropolitan tertiary care hospital for several decades, a position that allowed him to develop a sophisticated knowledge about the entire range of health law transactions, financings and structures, including the creation and representation of both managed care insurance companies and captive insurance companies. He has also served and continues to serve on boards of nonprofit healthcare organizations. 

Professor Nuckolls teaches LAW 578A/478A, Legal & Regulatory Aspects for Healthcare Delivery, during the Fall term.

Vignesh Subbian is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Systems and Industrial Engineering at the College of Engineering at University of Arizona. He is also a member of the BIO5 Institute and a Distinguished Fellow of the Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES). His professional areas of interest include medical informatics, healthcare systems engineering, and broadening participation in engineering and computing. Professor Subbian leads the Computational Medicine and INformatics (COM-IN) Collaboratory, an engineering-driven, cross-disciplinary biomedical research and training hub. He is widely published in leading journals (link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BEULJtIAAAAJ&hl=en) in the area of medical informatics and engineering education. Professor Subbian teaches LAW 477/577, Introduction to Biomedical Informatics, in Fall session II.

Professor Subbian teaches LAW 577/477, Introduction to Biomedical Informatics, during the Fall term.

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Professor Mathis is a Professor of Practice at Arizona Law and a lawyer in private practice in Tucson, Arizona. He formerly served as Director of Policy and Communications for the Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and as a Health Care Legislative Assistant in the United States Senate. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Illinois, his Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and his Master of Public Health with health care policy concentration from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Professor Mathis teaches LAW 579B/479B, Legal & Regulatory Fundamentals of Healthcare Business, in Spring and LAW 584A/484A, Aging in America also offered during the Spring term.

Professor Howard is a Professor Practice in Law at Arizona Law and an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Philosophy Department at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at University of Arizona. Her area of specialty is in normative and applied ethics, and she teaches courses covering topics in medical ethics, regulation and ethics for healthcare professionals, disability ethics and reproductive rights. Her scholarship interests involve moral distress in healthcare, particularly nursing. Professor Howard received her B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri St. Louis and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of Arizona.

Professor Howard teaches LAW 515/415, Healthcare Ethics, in Spring 2 https://bit.ly/3ucHRC0  and LAW 584B/484B, Aging & Social Justice, during the Spring term https://bit.ly/2QNlggK.

Professor Barraza is a Professor of Practice in Law at Arizona Law and an Associate Professor at Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona.  She also serves as the Director of the Arizona Area Health Education Centers program (AzAHEC) and is a Senior Consultant with the Network for Public Health Law – Western Region Office. Her research interests include studying the impact of laws and regulations on population health.  She has worked for the Center for Rural Health (formerly Rural Health Office) at the Zuckerman College of Public Health and provided assistance to rural and tribal hospitals and clinics regarding new medical designation opportunities, health practitioner recruitment, emergency medical services, and funding opportunities. Professor Barraza has been published in leading scholarly journals (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=2293065 ), including JAMA, American Journal of Public Health, and Journal for Law, Medicine, and Ethics.  She received her JD with a Certificate in Law, Science, and Technology from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University, and Master in Public Health from the Zuckerman College of Public Health at University of Arizona.

Professor Barraza teaches LAW 608A, Public Health Law & Ethics, during the Summer term.

Professor Hall-Lipsy is a Professor of Practice in Law at Arizona Law and an Assistant Professor at the College of Pharmacy where she also serves as Director of the PharmD Forward Program, which seeks to establish unique and innovative interprofessional educational opportunities.  Her service and research addresses the intersections between health law, policy and equity as related to underserved and rural communities. She has published articles on communicable disease preparedness, social justice and empathy, academic-community partnership, and the clinical and economic effects of interprofessional practice.

Professor Hall-Lipsy teaches LAW 580A/480A, Liability & Regulation of Healthcare Professionals, during the Summer term.

Aging Law & Policy

Professor Huber is a Professor of Practice in Law at Arizona Law and an Internal Medicine Resident at the University of Colorado Health Systems. Her research interests focus on the ethical interface of new technologies and healthcare, particularly involving the care of older adults, and clinical skills development in ethics education curricula for undergraduate medical students.

Professor Huber teaches LAW 584C/484C, Technology and Aging: Legal & Ethical Developments, during the Fall term. Visit our YouTube Channel for a course video trailer https://bit.ly/AZLaw584C

Professor Mathis is a Professor of Practice at Arizona Law and a lawyer in private practice in Tucson, Arizona. He formerly served as Director of Policy and Communications for the Healthcare Markets and Regulation Lab in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School and as a Health Care Legislative Assistant in the United States Senate. He earned his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Illinois, his Master in Public Administration from the Harvard Kennedy School and his Master of Public Health with health care policy concentration from the Harvard School of Public Health.

Professor Mathis teaches LAW 579B/479B, Legal & Regulatory Fundamentals of Healthcare Business, in Spring and LAW 584A/484A, Aging in America also offered during the Spring term.

Professor Howard is a Professor Practice in Law at Arizona Law and an Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Philosophy Department at the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences at University of Arizona. Her area of specialty is in normative and applied ethics, and she teaches courses covering topics in medical ethics, regulation and ethics for healthcare professionals, disability ethics and reproductive rights. Her scholarship interests involve moral distress in healthcare, particularly nursing. Professor Howard received her B.A. and M.A. in Philosophy from the University of Missouri St. Louis and her Ph.D. in Philosophy from University of Arizona.

Professor Howard teaches LAW 515/415, Healthcare Ethics, in Spring 2 https://bit.ly/3ucHRC0  and LAW 584B/484B, Aging & Social Justice, during the Spring term https://bit.ly/2QNlggK.

Health Information Privacy, Compliance & Data Security

Chase Millea is a Professor of Practice in Law at Arizona Law and an attorney for Snell and Wilmer focusing on healthcare and technology transactions. Chase is a graduate of the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, and a member of the Arizona Society of Healthcare Attorneys and American Health Lawyers Association. Chase also serves as Vice President for Advocacy for the Arizona Chapter of the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS).

Professor Millea teaches LAW 580C/480C, Health Information Technology, during the Fall term.

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Vignesh Subbian is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Systems and Industrial Engineering at the College of Engineering at University of Arizona. He is also a member of the BIO5 Institute and a Distinguished Fellow of the Center for University Education Scholarship (CUES). His professional areas of interest include medical informatics, healthcare systems engineering, and broadening participation in engineering and computing. Professor Subbian leads the Computational Medicine and INformatics (COM-IN) Collaboratory, an engineering-driven, cross-disciplinary biomedical research and training hub. He is widely published in leading journals (link: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=BEULJtIAAAAJ&hl=en) in the area of medical informatics and engineering education. Professor Subbian teaches LAW 477/577, Introduction to Biomedical Informatics, in Fall session II.

Professor Subbian teaches LAW 577/477, Introduction to Biomedical Informatics, during the Fall term.

Visit our YouTube Channel for a course video trailer https://bit.ly/AZLaw577

Professor Bambauer is a Professor of Law at the University of Arizona. Her research assesses the social costs and benefits of Big Data, and questions the wisdom of many well-intentioned privacy laws. Her articles have appeared (https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=1314940) in the Stanford Law Review, the Michigan Law Review, the California Law Review, and the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies. She holds a BS in Mathematics from Yale College and a JD from Yale Law School.

Professor Bambauer teaches LAW 580/480, Introduction to Information Privacy, during the Spring term.

Professor Howard is a Professor of Practice in Law at Arizona Law and the Director of the HIPAA Privacy Program at the University of Arizona Office of Research, Innovation, and Impact. His work is predominately in privacy, cybersecurity, and information technology. He regularly presents on information privacy, risk assessment and management, intellectual property, and data compliance in the health care industry.

Professor Howard teaches LAW 580B /480B, Data Privacy & Cybersecurity in Healthcare, during the Spring term. Visit our YouTube Channel for a course video trailer  https://bit.ly/AZLaw580B