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Wendy K. Mariner, JD, MPH, LLM

TitleEdward R. Utley Professor
InstitutionBoston University School of Public Health
DepartmentHealth Law, Policy & Management
Address715 Albany St Talbot Building
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4626
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TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentMedicine
DivisionGeneral Internal Medicine

 Awards and Honors

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2014American Bar Foundation: Fellow
 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Professor Mariner is the Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law at Boston University School of Public Health, Professor in the Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights at Boston University School of Public Health, Professor of Law at Boston University School of Law, Professor of Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine, and Co-Director of the J.D.-M.P.H. joint degree program. Professor Mariner’s research focuses on laws governing health risks, including social and personal responsibility for risk creation, health insurance systems, implementation of the Affordable Care Act, ERISA, health information privacy, and population health policy. She has published more than 100 articles in the legal, medical and health policy literature on public health law, patients and consumers’ rights, health care reform, insurance benefits and regulation, AIDS policy, immunization, research with human beings, and reproductive rights, and co-authored two editions of the law school textbook, PUBLIC HEALTH LAW (Ken Wing, Wendy Mariner, George Annas & Dan Strouse, 2007) and PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, SECOND EDITION (with George J. Annas, 2014). She also serves as Program Chair of the Program in Health Law & Human Rights, a joint project with the Public Health Regulations Analysis Center of the National School of Public Health of the New University of Lisbon. She is a member of the governing Council of the American Bar Association’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and the ABA Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law. Professor Mariner has served on state, national, and international boards and commissions, including the Massachusetts Health Facilities Appeals Board, the Massachusetts Health Care Quality and Cost Council Advisory Committee, the Massachusetts Health Information Technology Council Advisory Committee; the National Institutes of Health AIDS Advisory Committee, the Committee for the International Ethical Guidelines for Biomedical Research Involving Human Subjects, the Executive Board of the American Public Health Association, and Institute of Medicine committees. Her university activities have included serving as Chair of the Boston University Faculty Council and ex officio member of the Trustees of Boston University, Co-Director of Regulatory Knowledge and Research Ethics of Boston University’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and member of the Boston University Task Force on Diversity and Inclusion. She was the American Journal of Public Health's Contributing Editor for Health Law and Ethics and currently serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Health Politics, Policy & Law, the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and the Human Rights and the Global Economy. With health law colleagues, she has submitted amicus curiae briefs to the Supreme Court of the United States in cases involving health law issues, including the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.

 Self-Described Keywords
  • Affordable Care Act
  • Health Information Privacy
  • Health Insurance
  • Health Law
  • Public Health
  • Risk Regulation
 Publications
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  1. Mariner WK, Annas GJ. A Culture Of Health And Human Rights. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Nov 01; 35(11):1999-2004. PMID: 27834239.
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  2. Wendy K. Mariner. Beyond Lifestyle: Governing the Social Determinants of Health. American Journal of Law & Medicine. 2016; 42:284-309.
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  3. Mariner WK. Reconsidering constitutional protection for health information privacy. Univ. of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. 2016; 18(3):975-1054.
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  4. Mariner WK, Cannella ME. The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights: Window Dressing for Data Mining?. Human Rights. 2016; 41(4):20-21.
  5. Annas GJ, Mariner WK. (Public) Health and Human Rights in Practice. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2016 Feb; 41(1):129-39. PMID: 26567383.
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  6. Mariner WK. The picture begins to assert itself: Rules of construction for Essential Health Benefits in health insurance plans subject to the Affordable Care Act. Annals of Health Law. 2015; 24(2):437-469.
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  7. Mariner WK, Annas GJ. Informed consent and the First Amendment. N Engl J Med. 2015 Apr 2; 372(14):1285-7. PMID: 25830420.
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  8. Mariner WK, Annas GJ. PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, SECOND EDITION. Matthew Bender. NY. 2014.
  9. Mariner WK. Allocating Responsibility for Health Care Decisions under the United States Affordable Care Act. Revista Portuguesa de Saúde Pública [Portuguese Journal of Public Health]. 2014; 2(32):144-150 .
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  10. Mariner WK. Paternalism, Public Health, and Behavioral Economics: A Problematic Combination. Connecticut Law Review. 2014; 46(5):1817-1838.
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  11. Mariner WK. Health insurance is dead; long live health insurance. Am J Law Med. 2014; 40(2-3):195-214. PMID: 25211992.
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  12. Mariner WK, Annas GJ. "Sugary drinks" and obesity. N Engl J Med. 2013 Aug 15; 369(7):680-1. PMID: 23944320.
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  13. Mariner WK, Annas GJ. Limiting "sugary drinks" to reduce obesity--who decides? N Engl J Med. 2013 May 9; 368(19):1763-5. PMID: 23550600.
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  14. Mariner WK. Did Legal Education Fail Health Reform? And How Health Law Can Help. Indiana Health Law Review. 2013; 10(1):1-37.
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  15. Mariner WK, Glantz LH, Annas GJ. . Reframing Federalism -- The Affordable Care Act (and Broccoli) in the Supreme Court. New Engl J Med. July 18, 1012, http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMhle1208437. 2012.
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  16. Mariner WK, Glantz LH, Annas GJ. Reframing federalism--the Affordable Care Act (and broccoli) in the Supreme Court. N Engl J Med. 2012 Sep 20; 367(12):1154-8. PMID: 22809363.
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  17. Mariner WK, Hall MA, Gluck AR, Fried C. Brief of 104 Health Law Professors as Amici Curiae in Support of Petititoners, in U.S. Department of Health and Human Services v. State of Florida, No. 11-398, Supreme Court of the United States (Jan. 13, 2012). 2012.
  18. Mariner WK. The Affordable Care Act Individual Coverage Requirement: Ways to Frame the Commerce Clause Issue. Annals of Health Law. 2012; 21:45-62.
  19. Mariner WK. . The Affordable Care Act and Health Promotion: The Role of Insurance in Defining Responsibility for Health Risks and Costs. Duquesne L. Rev. 2012; 50: 271-331. 2012.
  20. Mariner WK, Balkin JM, Somin I. The constitutionality of the individual mandate. N Engl J Med. 2011 Oct 27; 365(17):e36. PMID: 22030004.
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  21. Annas GJ, Mariner WK. Women and children last--the predictable effects of proposed federal funding cuts. N Engl J Med. 2011 Apr 28; 364(17):1590-1. PMID: 21470003.
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  22. Mariner WK, Annas GJ, Glantz LH. Can Congress make you buy broccoli? And why that's a hard question. N Engl J Med. 2011 Jan 20; 364(3):201-3. PMID: 21175307.
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  23. Mariner WK, Annas GJ. Health insurance politics in federal court. N Engl J Med. 2010 Sep 30; 363(14):1300-1. PMID: 20879877.
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  24. Mariner WK. Health reform: what's insurance got to do with it? Recognizing health insurance as a separate species of insurance. Am J Law Med. 2010; 36(2-3):436-51. PMID: 20726404.
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  25. Mariner WK, Annas GJ, Parmet WE. Pandemic Preparedness: A Return to the Rule of Law. Drexel L. Rev. 2009; 1: 341-382. 2009.
  26. Mariner WK. Toward an architecture of health law. Am J Law Med. 2009; 35(1):67-87. PMID: 19534256.
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  27. Mariner WK. . Legal responsibility to research subjects: liability and compensation for injury. The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics, Emmanuel EJ et al., eds. 2008; 682-696.
  28. Mariner WK, Lobato de Faria P. . Law and Ethics in Rationing Access to Care in a High-Cost Global Economy. 2008.
  29. Mariner WK. . Social solidarity and personal responsibility in health reform. Connecticut Insurance Law Journal. 2008; 14(2):199-228.
  30. Mariner WK. Law in the name of public health: Ignoring freedoms and entitlements. Progressive Lawyering, Globalization and Markets: Rethinking Ideology and Strategy, Clare Dalton, ed. 2007; 309-341.
  31. Wing KR, Mariner WK, Annas GJ, Strouse, DS. . Public Health Law. 2007.
  32. Mariner WK. . Medicine and public health: crossing legal boundaries. Journal of Health Care Law & Policy. 2007; 10:121-151.
  33. Mariner WK. Mission creep: public health surveillance and medical privacy. Boston Univ L Rev. 2007; 87:347-395.
  34. Mariner WK. The role of law in controlling epidemics: lessons from TB, HIV and SARS. The Role of Health Law, Bioethics and Human Rights to Promote a Safer and Healthier World, Paula Lobato de Faria, ed. 2006; 123-182.
  35. Mariner WK, Annas GJ, Glantz LH. Jacobson v Massachusetts: it's not your great-great-grandfather's public health law. Am J Public Health. 2005 Apr; 95(4):581-90. PMID: 15798113.
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  36. Mariner WK. Law and public health: beyond emergency preparedness. J Health Law. 2005; 38(2):247-85. PMID: 16270670.
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  37. Mariner WK. The Supreme Court's limitation of managed-care liability. N Engl J Med. 2004 Sep 23; 351(13):1347-52. PMID: 15385665.
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  38. Mariner WK. Law and health system change. Health Aff (Millwood). 2004 Jul-Aug; 23(4):284. PMID: 15318591.
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  39. Mariner WK. Can consumer-choice plans satisfy patients? Problems with theory and practice in health insurance contracts. Brooklyn Law Review. 2004; 69(2):485-542.
  40. Mariner WK. Taking informed consent seriously in global HIV vaccine research. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr. 2003 Feb 1; 32(2):117-23. PMID: 12571519.
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  41. Mariner WK. Public health and law: past and future visions. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law. 2003; 28(2-3):525-552.
  42. Mariner WK. Independent external review of health maintenance organizations' medical-necessity decisions. N Engl J Med. 2002 Dec 26; 347(26):2178-82. PMID: 12501237.
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  43. Mariner WK. Managed care liability. Journal of Public Health Policy. 2002; 22(2):238-241.
  44. Mariner WK. Medical error reporting: professional tensions between confidentiality & liability. Issue Brief (Mass Health Policy Forum). 2001 Nov 6; (13):1-35. PMID: 12776711.
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  45. Mariner WK. Slouching toward managed care liability: reflections on doctrinal boundaries, paradigm shifts, and incremental reform. J Law Med Ethics. 2001 Fall-Winter; 29(3-4):253-77. PMID: 12056367.
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  46. Mariner WK. The common law of human experimentation. Encyclopedia of Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues in Biotechnology, TH Murray, MJ Mehllman, eds. 2001.
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  47. Mariner WK. What recourse? Liability for managed-care decisions and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. N Engl J Med. 2000 Aug 24; 343(8):592-6. PMID: 10954770.
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  48. Mariner WK. Going Hollywood with patient rights in managed care. JAMA. 1999 Mar 3; 281(9):861. PMID: 10071013.
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  49. Glantz LH, Annas GJ, Grodin MA, Mariner WK. Research in developing countries: taking "benefit" seriously. Hastings Cent Rep. 1998 Nov-Dec; 28(6):38-42. PMID: 9868610.
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  50. Mariner WK. Mortal Peril: Our Inalienable Right to Health Care? by Richard A. Epstein. JAMA. 1998 Jan 28; 279(4):330-1. PMID: 11645015.
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  51. Mariner WK. Standards of care and standard form contracts: distinguishing patient rights and consumer rights in managed care. J Contemp Health Law Policy. 1998; 15(1):1-55. PMID: 9988993.
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  52. Mariner WK. Physician assisted suicide and the Supreme Court: putting the constitutional claim to rest. Am J Public Health. 1997 Dec; 87(12):2058-62. PMID: 9431307.
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  53. Mariner WK. Public confidence in public health research ethics. Public Health Rep. 1997 Jan-Feb; 112(1):33-6. PMID: 9018285.
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  54. Mariner WK. State regulation of managed care and the Employee Retirement Income Security Act. N Engl J Med. 1996 Dec 26; 335(26):1986-90. PMID: 8960481.
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  55. Glantz LH, Mariner WK. Needle exchange programs and the law--time for a change. Am J Public Health. 1996 Aug; 86(8):1077-8. PMID: 8712263.
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  56. Mariner WK. Liability for managed care decisions: the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and the uneven playing field. Am J Public Health. 1996 Jun; 86(6):863-9. PMID: 8659664.
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  57. Mariner WK. Research in emergency care without consent: new proposed FDA rules. Lancet. 1995 Dec 9; 346(8989):1505-6. PMID: 7491041.
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  58. Mariner WK. AIDS phobia, public health warnings, and lawsuits: deterring harm or rewarding ignorance? Am J Public Health. 1995 Nov; 85(11):1562-8. PMID: 7485674.
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  59. Mariner WK. Rationing health care and the need for credible scarcity: why Americans can't say no. Am J Public Health. 1995 Oct; 85(10):1439-45. PMID: 7573634.
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  60. Mariner WK. . Office of Technology Assessment, Congress of the United States. Liability and compensation for adverse reactions to HIV vaccines. Adverse Reactions to HIV Vaccines: Medical, Ethical, and Legal Issues, OTA-BP-H-163. U S Government Printing Office. Washington DC. 1995; 79-159.
  61. Mariner WK. Business vs. medical ethics: conflicting standards for managed care. J Law Med Ethics. 1995; 23(3):236-46. PMID: 8713140.
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  62. Mariner WK. Patients' rights after health care reform: who decides what is medically necessary? Am J Public Health. 1994 Sep; 84(9):1515-20. PMID: 8092386.
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  63. Mariner WK. Patients' rights to care under Clinton's Health Security Act: the structure of reform. Am J Public Health. 1994 Aug; 84(8):1330-5. PMID: 8059899.
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  64. Mariner WK. Outcomes assessment in health care reform: promise and limitations. Am J Law Med. 1994; 20(1-2):37-57. PMID: 7801980.
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  65. Mariner WK. . Compensation for research injuries. Women and Health Research: Ethical and Legal Issues of Including Women in Clinical Studies, Vol. II. (Institute of Medicine). National Academy Press. Washington DC. 1994; II:113-126.
  66. Mariner WK. Medical technology assessment--intended for whom? Am J Public Health. 1993 Nov; 83(11):1525-6. PMID: 8238670.
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  67. Mariner WK. Distinguishing "exploitable" from "vulnerable" populations: when consent is not the issue. Ethics and Research on Human Subjects: International Guidelines (Bankowski Z, Levine RJ, eds.). WHO/CIOMS. Geneva, Switzerland. 1993; 44-55.
  68. Mariner WK. Problems with employer-provided health insurance--the Employee Retirement Income Security Act and health care reform. N Engl J Med. 1992 Dec 3; 327(23):1682-5. PMID: 1435904.
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  69. Mariner WK. The Supreme Court, abortion, and the jurisprudence of class. Am J Public Health. 1992 Nov; 82(11):1556-62. PMID: 1443311.
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  70. Mariner WK. Activists and the AIDS business. Science. 1992 Sep 25; 257(5078):1975-6. PMID: 17753498.
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  71. Mariner WK. Mum's the word: the Supreme Court and family planning. Am J Public Health. 1992 Feb; 82(2):296-301. PMID: 1739169.
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  72. Mariner WK. The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Health Aff (Millwood). 1992; 11(1):255-65. PMID: 1577380.
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  73. Glantz LH, Mariner WK, Annas GJ. Risky business: setting public health policy for HIV-infected health care professionals. Milbank Q. 1992; 70(1):43-79. PMID: 1316993.
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  74. Mariner WK. Report for Recommendation 91-4: Innovation and challenge: the first year of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Administrative Conference of the United States, Recommendations and Reports 1991. Administrative Conference of the United States. Washington DC. 1991; 409-527.
  75. Mariner WK. The ethical conduct of clinical trials of HIV vaccines. Eval Rev. 1990 Oct; 14(5):538-64. PMID: 11656282.
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  76. Mariner WK. New FDA drug approval policies and HIV vaccine development. Am J Public Health. 1990 Mar; 80(3):336-41. PMID: 2305921.
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  77. Mariner WK. Trends in Product Liability Law and No Fault Compensation for Drug Induced Injuries (Shulman, SR and Lasagna, L, eds.). The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in the United States: a preliminary overview. Tufts University. Boston MA. 1990.
  78. Mariner WK, Glantz LH, Annas GJ. Pregnancy, drugs, and the perils of prosecution. Crim Justice Ethics. 1990 Winter-Spring; 9(1):30-41. PMID: 11650909.
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  79. Annas GJ, Glantz LH, Mariner WK. The right of privacy and the doctor patient relationship. Journal of the American Medical Association. 1990; 263:858-861.
  80. Mariner WK. Equitable access to biomedical advances: getting beyond the rights impasse. Conn Law Rev. 1989; 21(3):571-603. PMID: 11650430.
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  81. Annas GJ, Glantz LH, Mariner WK. Brief for bioethicists for privacy as amicus curiae supporting appellees. Am J Law Med. 1989; 15(2-3):169-77. PMID: 2603858.
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  82. Mariner WK. Why clinical trials of AIDS vaccines are premature. Am J Public Health. 1989 Jan; 79(1):86-91. PMID: 2642371.
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  83. Mariner WK. La reglementation de la recherche biomedicale aux Etats Unis: le cas de l'experimentation sur l'embryon. [Questions in the regulation of biomedical research in the U.S.: the case of embryo research.]. Experimentation Biomedicale et Droits de L'Homme. Presses Universitaires de France. Paris. 1988.
  84. Mariner WK. . Informed consent in the post modern era. Law & Social Inquiry. 1988; 13:385-406.
  85. Mariner WK. . Social goals and doctors' roles. The Physician as Captain of the Ship (King NMR, Churchill LR, Cross AW, eds.). D. Reidel Pub. Co. 1988.
  86. Mariner WK. Compensation programs for vaccine-related injury abroad: a comparative analysis. St Louis Univ Law J. 1987; 31(3):599-654. PMID: 11650844.
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  87. Mariner WK, Gallo RC. Getting to market: the scientific and legal climate for developing an AIDS vaccine. Law Med Health Care. 1987; 15(1-2):17-26. PMID: 3669712.
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  88. Mariner WK, Clark ME. Confronting the immunization problem: proposals for compensation reform. Am J Public Health. 1986 Jun; 76(6):703-8. PMID: 3706602.
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  89. Mariner WK. . Comparison of compensation programs for vaccine injury: final report. 1986.
  90. Mariner WK. . Prospective payment for hospital services: social responsibility and the limits of legal standards. Cumberland Law Review. 1986; 17:379-415.
  91. Mariner WK. Access to health care and equal protection of the law: the need for a new heightened scrutiny. Am J Law Med. 1986; 12(3-4):345-80. PMID: 3330409.
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  92. Mariner WK, McArdle PA. Consent forms, readability, and comprehension: the need for new assessment tools. Law Med Health Care. 1985 Apr; 13(2):68-74. PMID: 3847720.
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  93. Mariner WK, ed. Health Law and Professional Education: Report of the Task Force on Health Law Curricula. U. Detroit Law Review. 1985; 63:245 301.
  94. Mariner WK. The potential impact of pharmaceutical and vaccine litigation. The Effects of Litigation on Health Care Costs (Baily, MA and Cikins, WI, eds.). The Brookings Institution. Washington, DC. 1985.
  95. Mariner WK. Diagnosis related groups: evading social responsibility? Law Med Health Care. 1984 Dec; 12(6):243-4. PMID: 6441871.
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  96. Mariner WK. Decision making in the care of terminally ill incompetent persons: concerns about the role of the courts. J Am Geriatr Soc. 1984 Oct; 32(10):739-46. PMID: 6481053.
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  97. Mariner WK. Market theory and moral theory in health policy. Theor Med. 1983 Jun; 4(2):143-53. PMID: 11650578.
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  98. Mariner WK. . The role of informed consent in childhood immunizations: a demonstration project. 1983.
  99. Mariner WK. Drug trials and Vaccine trials. Institutional Review Board Guide (President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research, ed.). U S Government Printing Office. Washington DC. 1982.
  100. Mariner WK. Medical care for prisoners: the evolution of a civil right. Medicoleg News. 1981 Apr; 9(2):4-8. PMID: 10251139.
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