Nicole Huberfeld, JD
Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Health Law, Policy & Management
Center for Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights

JD, Seton Hall University

Nicole Huberfeld is Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights at the School of Public Health and Professor of Law at the School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on the cross-section of health law and constitutional law with emphasis on the role of federalism in health care, especially Medicaid, and the federal spending power. She authored the first new casebook on health care law in a generation, The Law of American Health Care, with Elizabeth Weeks of the University of Georgia School of Law, and Kevin Outterson, executive director of CARB-X and N. Neal Pike Scholar in Health and Disability Law at BU Law, now in its second edition. She also is coauthor of Public Health Law (with Mariner, Annas & Ulrich), 3d edition forthcoming in the summer of 2019.

Huberfeld’s article, titled Federalizing Medicaid, was cited by the US Supreme Court in the first Affordable Care Act case, NFIB v. Sebelius. Her work also has been cited by the Delaware Supreme Court, federal district courts, and in briefs to the US Supreme Court. She published a major five-year study in Stanford Law Review tracking the federalism elements of the implementation of the ACA (with co-author Abbe Gluck, Professor of Law and Director of the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School) and has published in national and international journals including Stanford Law Review, New England Journal of Medicine, Boston College Law Review, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics, Boston University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Health Affairs, and Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment & Technology Law. She has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including Congressional Quarterly, Washington Post, New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post, National Law Journal, Mother Jones, Law 360, Politico, Vice News, and Modern Healthcare.

In 2019, Huberfeld won the Excellence in Teaching Award (for teaching in the Core) at the School of Public Health.

Prior to joining the BU faculty, Huberfeld taught courses on constitutional law, health care organizations and finance, bioethical issues in the law, and a health law and policy seminar at the University of Kentucky College of Law and was a Bioethics Associate at the College of Medicine. Huberfeld won the UK College of Law Duncan Teaching Award in 2008. Previously, she taught at Seton Hall University School of Law and directed the health care compliance certification program there. Huberfeld also practiced health law in New York and New Jersey before entering academia.

Boston University School of Law

Publications listed below are automatically derived from MEDLINE/PubMed and other sources, which might result in incorrect or missing publications. Faculty can login to make corrections and additions.

  1. Abbe R. Gluck Nicole Huberfeld. Health Care Federalism and Next Steps in Health Reform. 46:4 J. L. MED. & ETHICS 841. 2019.
  2. Huberfeld N. Harvard Law & Policy Review. Rural Health, Universality, and Legislative Targeting. 2019.
  3. Huberfeld N, Mariner W, Annas G, Ulrich M. PUBLIC HEALTH LAW, 3d ed. Carolina Academic Press. Durham, NC. 2019.
  4. Huberfeld N. HOLES IN THE SAFETY NET: FEDERALISM AND POVERTY. Health Care Reform. Cambridge University Press. 2019.
  5. Huberfeld N. Stewart v Azar and the Purpose of Medicaid: Work as a Condition of Enrollment. Public Health Rep. 2019 Mar/Apr; 134(2):197-200. PMID: 30592901.
  6. Gluck AR, Huberfeld N. What Is Federalism in Healthcare For? Stanford Law Rev. 2018 Jun; 70(6):1689-803. PMID: 30203949.
  7. Huberfeld N. Can Work Be Required in the Medicaid Program? N Engl J Med. 2018 Mar 01; 378(9):788-791. PMID: 29412779.
  8. Huberfeld N, Gluck A. Indiana Health Law Review. Measuring the New Health Care Federalism on the Ground. 2018; 15.
  9. Huberfeld N, Weeks E, Outterson K. THE LAW OF AMERICAN HEALTH CARE (2nd edition). 2018.
  10. NFIB v. Sebelius at 5, 11 U. OF ST. THOMAS J. OF L. & PUB. POL’Y 1. 2018.
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Health Care Reform
Women's Health
Vulnerable Populations
Federal Government
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