Wendy K. Mariner, JD, LLM, MPH
Edward R. Utley 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

MPH, Harvard University
LLM, New York University School of Law
JD, Columbia University

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, Professor in the Department of Health Law, Policy & Management, and Director of the JD-MPH dual degree program 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. 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 Secretary of the American Bar Association’s Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice and a former member of 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.

Boston University School of Medicine
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Boston University School of Law

2014 American Bar Foundation: Fellow
2012 Boston University: Boston University Faculty Council Inaugural Lectureship Award
2012 Indiana University: McDonald-Merrill-Ketcham Memorial Award for Excellence in Law & Medicine
2011 Boston University: Boston University Scholar/United Methodist Teaching Award
2008 St. Louis University School of Law: Distinguished Speaker Award and Lecture
2008 American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics: Jay Healey Distinguished Health Law Teacher Award
1999 Boston University School of Public Health: Norman A. Scotch Award for Excellence in Teaching
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. Michael R. Ulrich & Wendy K. Mariner. Quarantine and the Federal Role in Epidemics. Southern Methodist University Law Review. 2018; 71(2):391-444. View Publication
  2. Wendy K. Mariner. Medicaid Waivers, Work Requirements, and Administrative Discretion. Jurist. 2018. View Publication
  3. Wendy K. Mariner. Whither Health Insurance Now?. Health Affairs Blog. 2018. View Publication
  4. Mariner WK, Annas GJ. A Culture Of Health And Human Rights. Health Aff (Millwood). 2016 Nov 01; 35(11):1999-2004.View Related Profiles. PMID: 27834239.
  5. Mariner WK. Beyond Lifestyle: Governing the Social Determinants of Health. American Journal of Law & Medicine. 2016; 42:284-309. View Publication
  6. Mariner WK. Reconsidering constitutional protection for health information privacy. Univ. of Pennsylvania Journal of Constitutional Law. 2016; 18(3):975-1054. View Publication
  7. Mariner WK. Beyond Lifestyle: Governing the Social Determinants of Health. Am J Law Med. 2016 05; 42(2-3):284-309. PMID: 29086640.
  8. Mariner WK, Cannella ME. The Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights: Window Dressing for Data Mining?. Human Rights. 2016; 41(4):20-21.
  9. Annas GJ, Mariner WK. (Public) Health and Human Rights in Practice. J Health Polit Policy Law. 2016 Feb; 41(1):129-39.View Related Profiles. PMID: 26567383; DOI: 10.1215/03616878-3445659;.
  10. 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. View Publication
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Affordable Care Act
Health Information Privacy
Health Insurance
Health Law
Public Health
Risk Regulation
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