Wendy E. Parmet is the Associate Dean for Interdisciplinary Education and Research Support at Northeastern University School of Law and the George J. and Kathleen Waters Matthews Distinguished Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs. The director Northeastern University’s Center on Health Policy and Law, Professor Parmet is the author of The Health of Newcomers, co-authored with Patricia Illingworth and published in 2017 by NYU Press, Populations, Public Health, and the Law, published by Georgetown University Press in 2009, Ethical Health Care, with Patricia Illingworth, published by Prentice Hall in 2005, and Debates on U.S. Health Care, with Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld and Mark Z. Zezza, published by Sage Reference in 2012.


Recent Posts by Wendy Parmet

Should Government Officials Be Held Responsible For Failing To Protect Health?

In the aftermath of the Flint crisis, the question remains: Will the culture of neglect, especially regarding the health of poor people of color, continue?

February 22, 2017Population Health, Public Health

The Curious Case Of The Docs Versus The Glocks: Firearms, The First Amendment, And Physician Speech

A Symposium On Health Law. On February 3, 2016 the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit agreed to rehear the appeal in Wollschlaeger v. Florida, vacating a decision issued last December by a three-judge panel which had replaced two of its own prior opinions.

Expanding Coercive Treatment Is The Wrong Solution For The Opioid Crisis (updated)

Policymakers face understandable pressure in addressing a surging crisis of opioid abuse. Expanding the scope of involuntary treatment and reducing judicial oversight, however, is an ill-considered response to this public health crisis.

Trade, Health, And Tobacco Exceptionalism: The TPP Tobacco Carve-Out

The White House recently notified Congress of its intent to sign the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), the trade agreement reached in October between the U.S. and 11 other Pacific Rim countries. Among the issues that will receive close attention is the so-called tobacco carve-out.

In Regulating E-Cigarettes, No Easy Fix For The FDA

Sometime in the next few months, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is expected to issue the so-called deeming regulations, which will open the door to the federal regulation of e-cigarettes. In considering whether to issue the regulations, which were first published for notice and comment...

February 20, 2015Population Health, Public Health