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David Studdert, LLB, ScD, MPH

  • Professor, Health Policy
  • Professor, Law
  • Senior Associate Vice Provost, Office of the Vice Provost & Dean for Research

Encina Commons Room 225,
615 Crothers Way,
Stanford, CA 94305-6006

(650) 723-0970 (voice)
(650) 723-1919 (fax)

Biography

David M. Studdert is a leading 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 Health Policy at the Stanford University School of Medicine, 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.

publications

Journal Articles
April 2022

Suicide Deaths Among Women in California Living With Handgun Owners vs Those Living With Other Adults in Handgun-Free Homes, 2004-2016

Author(s)
Suicide Deaths Among Women in California Living With Handgun Owners vs Those Living With Other Adults in Handgun-Free Homes, 2004-2016
Journal Articles
November 2022

Protection against Omicron from Vaccination and Previous Infection in a Prison System

Author(s)
Protection against Omicron from Vaccination and Previous Infection in a Prison System
Commentary
June 2022

Owning Guns Puts People in Your Home at Greater Risk of Being Killed, New Study Shows

Author(s)
Owning Guns Puts People in Your Home at Greater Risk of Being Killed, New Study Shows

In The News

Vaccine Passport
Q&As

Legal Look at Proof of Vaccination & Ongoing Fight Against COVID-19

Stanford health law experts Michelle Mello and David Studdert discuss the ongoing pandemic, proof of vaccination “passports” at the state and federal levels, and a July 19 ruling that Indiana University could require that its students be vaccinated.
Legal Look at Proof of Vaccination & Ongoing Fight Against COVID-19
The columns at the U.S.Supreme Court
Q&As

Stanford’s Michelle Mello and David Studdert on SCOTUS ACA Decision

In its third major decision about the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. Supreme Court rejects efforts to undo the popular health care law.
Stanford’s Michelle Mello and David Studdert on SCOTUS ACA Decision
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