CPH professor of public health and law releases new textbook

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.

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August 29, 2018
Micah Berman, associate professor of public health and law
Micah Berman, associate professor of public health and law

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.

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The Ohio State University College of Public Health is a leader in educating students, creating new knowledge through research, and improving the livelihoods and well-being of people in Ohio and beyond.  The College’s divisions include biostatistics, environmental health sciences, epidemiology, health behavior and health promotion, and health services management and policy.   It is ranked 19th among all colleges of public health in the U.S. by U.S. News and World Report, and also includes the top 10-ranked MHA degree program.  The College provides leadership and expertise for Ohio and the world through its Center for Health Outcomes, Policy and Evaluation Studies (HOPES), Center for Public Health Practice, and the NCI-funded Center of Excellence in Regulatory Tobacco Science (CERTS).