Michael R. Ulrich, JD, MPH
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Health Law, Policy & Management
Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights

JD, University of Maryland
MPH, Harvard School of Public Health
BS, University of Maryland

Michael Ulrich is Assistant Professor of Health Law, Ethics, & Human Rights at Boston University’s School of Public Health and School of Law. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of public health, constitutional law, bioethics, and social justice, with an emphasis on the role of law in the health outcomes of marginalized and underserved populations. Professor Ulrich co-authored the 3d edition of Public Health Law (with Mariner, Annas, & Huberfeld), the leading casebook in the field. His writings have appeared in national and international journals, including Hastings Law Journal, Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, & Ethics, SMU Law Review, Yale Journal of Law & Feminism, George Washington International Law Review, Health Affairs, British Medical Journal, American Journal of Law & Medicine, Northeastern Law Review, and American Journal of Bioethics. Professor Ulrich has received national recognition for his scholarship, having been selected as a Health Law Scholar by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and a Public Law Junior Scholar by the American Constitution Society. His work has also been cited in briefs, including to the United States Supreme Court. Professor Ulrich has been a guest on This Week in Health Law Podcast as well as NPR numerous times, with his work and comments also appearing in NBC News, Slate, Daily Beast, The Appeal, and the Dallas Observer. Professor Ulrich’s teaching was recognized by his department peers with the Excellence in Teach Award in 2019. Prior to joining the BU faculty, Professor Ulrich was Research Scholar, Senior Fellow in Health Law, & Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, where he helped launch and run the Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy at Yale Law School with Faculty Director Abbe Gluck. He also served as a bioethicist in the Division of AIDS, at the National Institutes of Health.

Ethical Responsibilities of Physicians Who Care for Immigrants in Federal Immigration Detention
01/01/2019 - 12/31/2019 (Co-Investigator)
PI: Sondra S. Crosby, MD
The Greenwall Foundation


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  1. Fowler LR, Prince AER, Ulrich MR. The Limits of a Voluntary Framework in an Unethical Data Ecosystem. Am J Bioeth. 2023 Nov; 23(11):39-41. PMID: 37879008
  2. Ulrich MR. FOREWORD Finding Balance in the Fight Against Gun Violence. J Law Med Ethics. 2023; 51(1):7-13. PMID: 37226751; PMCID: PMC10209968; DOI: 10.1017/jme.2023.37;
  3. Ulrich MR. Why Money Is Well Spent on Time. AMA J Ethics. 2022 Dec 01; 24(12):E1155-1160. PMID: 36520971; DOI: 10.1001/amajethics.2022.1155;
  4. Crosby SS, Ulrich MR, & Annas GJ. Migration and Health (Galea S, Ettman CE, & Zaman MH eds). Law, Migration, and Health in the U.S. Context. The University of Chicago Press. Chicago. 2022.
  5. Ulrich MR. Public Carry versus Public Health - The Harms to Come from the Supreme Court's Decision in Bruen. N Engl J Med. 2022 Oct 06; 387(14):1245-1247. PMID: 36193944; DOI: 10.1056/NEJMp2210269;
  6. Ulrich MR. E-Racing Tobacco & Nicotine-Related Health Disparities. Food and Drug Law Journal. 2022; 77(2):219-45.
  7. Sontheimer C & Ulrich MR. Addressing Stigma and False Beliefs About Mental Health: A New Direction for Mental Health Parity Advocacy. Annals of Health Law & Life Sciences. 2022; 31(2):101-14.
  8. Ulrich MR. Second Amendment Realism. Cardozo Law Review. 2022; 43(4):1379-1440. View Publication
  9. Ulrich MR, Crosby SS. Title 42, asylum, and politicising public health. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2022 Mar; 7:100124.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36777657; PMCID: PMC9903581; DOI: 10.1016/j.lana.2021.100124;
  10. Ulrich MR & Crosby SS. Title 42, Asylum, and Politicising Public Health. The Lancet Regional Health Americas. 2021; 7:1-2. View Publication
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