Christopher T. Robertson, JD, MA, PhD
Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives
Boston University School of Law

PhD, Washington University in St. Louis
MA, Washington University in St. Louis
BA, Southeast Missouri State University
JD, Harvard Law School

Christopher Robertson joined the BU Law faculty in 2020 as a tenured professor and N. Neal Pike Scholar in Health & Disability Law. He is also a Professor of Health Law, Policy & Management in the BU School of Public Health.

Professor Robertson is an expert in health law, institutional design, and decision making. His wide-ranging work includes torts, bioethics, professional responsibility, conflicts of interests, criminal justice, evidence, the First Amendment, racial disparities, and corruption.

In 2019, Harvard University Press published Exposed: Why Our Health Insurance is Incomplete and What Can be Done About It. Robertson has co-edited three books, Nudging Health: Behavioral Economics and Health Law (2016), Blinding as a Solution to Bias: Strengthening Biomedical Science, Forensic Science, and Law (2016), and Innovation and Protection: The Future of Medical Device Regulation (2022).

Boston University School of Law

N. Neal Pike Scholar in Health & Disability Law
Boston University School of Law

Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management

Alternatives to the Mandate for Health Insurance: An Experimental Test
07/01/2021 - 06/30/2023 (Subcontract PI)
DePaul University Robert Wood Johnson


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  1. Khazanov GK, Stewart R, Pieri MF, Huang C, Robertson CT, Schaefer KA, Ko H, Fishman J. The effectiveness of financial incentives for COVID-19 vaccination: A systematic review. Prev Med. 2023 Jul; 172:107538. PMID: 37156430; PMCID: PMC10163939; DOI: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2023.107538;
  2. Kupke A, Shachar C, Robertson C. Pulse Oximeters and Violation of Federal Antidiscrimination Law. JAMA. 2023 Feb 07; 329(5):365-366. PMID: 36622690; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2022.24976;
  3. Robertson C. What the harm principle says about vaccination and healthcare rationing. J Law Biosci. 2022; 9(1):lsac017. PMID: 35769941; PMCID: PMC9235116; DOI: 10.1093/jlb/lsac017;
  4. Fishman J, Salmon MK, Scheitrum D, Aleks Schaefer K, Robertson CT. Comparative effectiveness of mandates and financial policies targeting COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy: A randomized, controlled survey experiment. Vaccine. 2022 Dec 05; 40(51):7451-7459. PMID: 35914961; PMCID: PMC9148933; DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2022.05.073;
  5. Sinha MS, Kesselheim AS, Robertson CT. Patient Assistance Programs and the Anti-Kickback Statute: Charting a Pathway Forward. JAMA. 2022 Apr 05; 327(13):1231-1232. PMID: 35266964; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2022.2043;
  6. Robertson C, Houtz M. When Desperate Patients Go to Court for Unproven Treatments - The Battle for Hospital Independence. N Engl J Med. 2022 Mar 31; 386(13):1200-1202. PMID: 35263516; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2200209;
  7. Robertson CT, Rukavina M, Fuse Brown EC. New State Consumer Protections Against Medical Debt. JAMA. 2022 Jan 11; 327(2):121-122. PMID: 35015031; DOI: 10.1001/jama.2021.23061;
  8. Cohen G, Minssen T, Price N, Robertson CT, Shachar C (eds.). Innovation and Protection: The Future of Medical Device Regulation. Cambridge University Press. 2022.
  9. Robertson C, Shammas M. The Jury Trial Reinvented. Texas A&M Law Review. 2022.
  10. Wright M, Baughman SB, Robertson C. Inside the Black Box of Prosecutor Discretion. UC Davis Law Review. 2022.
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Harvard Law School: Health Law Scholar Award
Harvard Law School: Oberman Prize for Health Law and Bioethics
Harvard Law School: Hewlett Research Fellow in Law and Negotiation
Harvard Law School: Petrie-Flom Student Fellow in Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics
Washington University in St. Louis: Graduate Fellowship and Dissertation Fellowship
Washington University in St. Louis: Research assistantship with Social Norms Marketing Research Project (EDC)
Southeast Missouri State University: National Merit, Governor’s, and Bright Flight Scholarships
Southeast Missouri State University: White House Chief of Staff’s Office Internship
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