Solomon Center Has Strong Showing at 46th Health Law Professors Conference


The Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy was well represented at this year’s Health Law Professors Conference, with multiple members of the Solomon Center team presenting. The 46th annual conference took place at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law in Baltimore from June 7 to 9. The event was co-hosted by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) and Maryland Carey Law’s Law & Health Care Program. 

Solomon Center Interim Executive Director Jennifer L. Huer presented during the session on healthcare workforce issues. Huer spoke about the Solomon Center’s Palliative Care GPS, a database tracking legislation on palliative care across the 50 states. She also introduced some early lessons learned from the project, which will appear in the forthcoming paper “Development of the Palliative Care Law and Policy GPS to Assess National Policies in Palliative Care” in the Journal of Palliative Medicine

At the same session, Gregory Curfman, Distinguished Physician Scholar in Residence, presented on the implications of affirmative action on medical school admissions and physician workforce. Curfman has written about how affirmative action in medical school admissions is a complex and difficult constitutional question.

The same day, Katherine K. Kraschel, Senior Advisor and former Executive Director, presented her research on reproductive justice and fertility care during the session on reproductive health equity. Expanding access to fertility care was also the subject of some of Krashel’s clinical work at Yale Law School.

On the final day of the conference, Lynette B. Martins, Senior Research Fellow, presented the early draft of her paper “Clean Air Covenant: Engaging Places of Worship in Optimizing Indoor Air Quality.” The talk was during a session that explored the intersection of health law and religion. 

The Health Law Professors Conference is the largest health law professors’ event in the country, drawing faculty who teach in law, medicine, public health, and other disciplines.