Nicole Huberfeld is Edward R. Utley Professor of Health Law at BU School of Public Health and Professor of Law at BU School of Law, where she is also affiliate faculty with the Center for Antiracism Research and the Medicaid Policy Lab. Her research studies the intersection of health law and constitutional law, with particular focus on federalism, Medicaid, health reform, reproductive rights, and law as a determinant of health. She is co-author of two leading health law casebooks: The Law of American Health Care, with Elizabeth Weeks (University of Georgia School of Law), Kevin Outterson (Executive Director of CARB-X & N. Neal Pike Scholar in Health and Disability Law at BU Law), and Matt Lawrence (Associate Professor of Law at Emory School of Law) (3d edition forthcoming in 2023). She also is coauthor of Public Health Law, 3d Ed. (with Mariner, Annas & Ulrich, 2019). She has authored many book chapters, law journal articles, peer-reviewed articles, and commentaries, appearing in publications such as Stanford Law Review, Harvard Law & Policy Review, Boston College Law Review, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics, University of Chicago Law Review, Boston University Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law, Health Affairs, New England Journal of Medicine, and JAMA. Her work has been cited in judicial opinions by the U.S. Supreme Court, lower federal courts, state courts, and federal and state executive agencies. In 2022, she became the Research Director for the Joint Editorial Board on Health Law for the Uniform Law Commission.
She has been interviewed by media such as The Washington Post, New York Times, NPR, Congressional Quarterly, Huffington Post, National Law Journal, Mother Jones, Law 360, Politico, Vice News, Newsweek, Time, The Sunday Times, and Modern Healthcare.
In 2019, Huberfeld won the Excellence in Teaching Award for teaching in the Core at BU School of Public Health. In 2021, she was nominated for the Melton Teaching Award at BU Law, and in 2022 she was nominated for the Petit Teaching Award at BU Law.
Prior to joining the BU faculty, Huberfeld taught courses on constitutional law, health care organizations and finance, bioethical issues in the law, and health law and policy at the University of Kentucky College of Law and was a Bioethics Associate at the College of Medicine. Huberfeld won the College of Law Duncan Teaching Award in 2008. Previously, she taught at Seton Hall University School of Law as well as created and directed the health care compliance certification program at SHU Law. She also practiced health law in New York and New Jersey before entering academia.