Research in Progress: Michelle Mello & David Studdert: Why Do Data-Use Agreements Take So Long? A Study of Top-50 Research Universities


Date and Time

January 17, 2020 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM



RSVP required by 5PM January 15.


CHP/PCOR Conference Room
Encina Commons, Room 119
615 Crothers Way, Stanford, CA 94305

Title: Why Do Data-Use Agreements Take So Long? A Study of Top-50 Research Universities
Dr. Michelle M. Mello, M.Phil., Ph.D., J.D.
Professor of Law
Professor of Medicine (Health Services Research)
Michelle Mello is a leading empirical health law scholar. Her research is focused on understanding the effects of law and regulation on health care delivery and population health outcomes. She has authored over 190 articles and book chapters on the medical malpractice system, medical errors and patient safety, public health law, regulation of pharmaceuticals, biomedical research ethics and governance, obesity policy, in addition to other topics. She was elected to the National Academy of Medicine at the age of 40 and is the recipient of a number of awards for her research.
Dr. Mello teaches courses in torts and public health law. She received a J.D. from the Yale Law School, a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.Phil. from Oxford University, where she was a Marshall Scholar. She also holds a B.A. from Stanford University.
David M Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH
Professor of Law
Professor of Medicine (PCOR)
David M. Studdert is a distinguished expert in the fields of health law and empirical legal research. His scholarship explores how the legal system influences the health and well-being of populations. A prolific scholar, he has authored more than 150 articles and book chapters, and his work appears frequently in leading international medical, law, and health policy publications.
Professor Studdert joined Stanford Law School faculty on November 1, 2013, in a joint appointment as Professor of Medicine (PCOR/CHP) and Professor of Law. Before joining the Stanford faculty, Professor Studdert was on the faculty at the University of Melbourne (2007-13) and the Harvard School of Public Health (2000-06). He has also worked as a policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, a policy advisor to the Minister for Health in Australia, and a practicing attorney.
Professor Studdert has received the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth, the leading organization for health services and health policy research in the United States. He was awarded a Federation Fellowship (2006) and a Laureate Fellowship (2011) by the Australian Research Council. He holds a law degree from University of Melbourne and a doctoral degree in health policy and public health from the Harvard School of Public Health.