Michelle Mello Stanford

Michelle Mello, JD, PhD

  • Professor, Health Policy
  • Professor, Law
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Biography

Michelle Mello is Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Professor of Health Policy in the Department of Health Policy at Stanford University School of Medicine.  She conducts empirical research into issues at the intersection of law, ethics, and health policy.  She is the author of more than 230 articles on medical liability, public health law, the public health response to COVID-19, pharmaceuticals and vaccines, biomedical research ethics and governance, health information privacy, and other topics.
 
The recipient of a number of awards for her research, Dr. Mello was elected to the National Academy of Medicine at the age of 40.  From 2000 to 2014, she was a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, where she directed the School’s Program in Law and Public Health.
 
Dr. Mello teaches courses in torts, public health law, and health policy.  She holds 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, and a B.A. from Stanford University. 

In The News

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US Court Rulings Constrain Public Health Powers During COVID-19 Pandemic

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Stanford Team Wins PCORI Funding Award to Build Ethical Assessment Process for Health Care AI

Stanford researches will build a practical, patient-centered method for ethical review of AI tools.
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Commentary

Using Artificial Intelligence Tools and Health Insurance Coverage Decisions

It would seem like AI would be a logical tool to help evaluate insurance coverage and claims. But results so far have been sobering, leading to class-action lawsuits and congressional committees demanding answers.
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