Micah Berman, an associate professor with a joint appointment at the colleges of public health and law at Ohio State, co-authored a public health law textbook last month.
Micah Berman, associate professor of health services management and policy at the College of Public Health, with a joint appointment at the Moritz College of Law, co-authored a public health law textbook designed for graduate and upper-level undergraduate law and public health students.
The textbook, titled “The New Public Health Law: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Practice and Advocacy,” includes a range of skills and activities for lawyers and non-lawyers by focusing on the position of the current U.S. health system and the creation and execution of new systems.
“We're hoping it will become the new standard for public health law courses, both in law schools and in public health schools,” Berman said.
Alongside co-authors Scott Burris, Matthew Penn and Tara Ramanathan Holiday, Berman designed the text for what he calls a “flipped classroom approach.” This method establishes a basis of knowledge through the text and provides the instructor the opportunity to supplement learning with current events and examples inside the classroom environment.
The textbook was published in August by Oxford University Press.