IU McKinney Adds Health Law Scholar

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Seema Mohapatra, a well-known health law teacher and researcher, will join the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law as a tenured associate professor in August. An expert in the areas of health care law, public health law, international family and health law, and bioethics, Professor Mohapatra currently teaches Torts, Health Care Law, Bioethics and Genetics and the Law at Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law.

Her research interests include the intersection of biosciences and the law, international family and health law, health care disparities in the United States, and informed consent. She has authored articles and book chapters on topics such as international surrogacy laws, inequality in healthcare coverage, and has earned media attention from the New York Times, Times of India, Huffington Post and National Public Radio.

Prior to teaching, Mohapatra practiced health law in Chicago at Sidley & Austin and Foley & Lardner. She earned a J.D. degree from Northwestern University School of Law and has a master’s degree in Public Health with a concentration in Chronic Disease Epidemiology from Yale University. Mohapatra earned a bachelor of arts in Natural Sciences (with a minor in Women's Studies) from Johns Hopkins University.

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