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James G. Hodge Jr.

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James G. Hodge Jr.

Adjunct Professor; Executive Director
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Centers for Law and the Public's Health
public health law, privacy, vaccines, global health, model laws, health policy, federalism, genetics, bioethics, human rights, health policy, disaster response, emergency preparedness


James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M., is an Associate Professor at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he teaches Health Information Privacy Law and Policy, Public Health and the Law, and Bioethics and the Law. In addition to his primary faculty appointment at JHSPH, Professor Hodge is an Adjunct Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center where he lectures in public health law, bioethics, international human rights, and health law and policy. He is the Executive Director of the Centers for Law and the Public's Health: A Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities; a Core Faculty member and former Greenwall Fellow of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics; and a faculty member of the Information Security Institute at the Johns Hopkins Whiting School of Engineering. Through his scholarly and applied work, Professor Hodge delves deeply into multiple areas of public health law, ethics, and human rights. The recipient of the 2006 Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy from the American Public Health Association, he has drafted (with others) several public health law reform initiatives, including the Model State Public Health Information Privacy Act (MSPHPA), the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act (MSEHPA), the Turning Point Model State Public Health Act (Turning Point Act), and the Uniform Emergency Volunteer Health Practitioners Act (UEVHPA).

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