The Epstein Law and Policy Program

Michael T. McRaith, Director of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) (October 25, 2016)

Michael T. McRaith, Director of the Federal Insurance Office (FIO) (October 25, 2016)

The Epstein Health Law and Policy Program at the University of Illinois College of Law promotes cutting-edge research, policy analysis, and public service/public engagement on critical issues in health care delivery and health status. It fosters collaboration between scholars focused on health law and policy and facilitates collaboration among government leaders, practitioners, and academic researchers on issues of increasing complexity. Led by Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson of the University of Illinois College of Law, Program faculty partner with other universities, both domestic and abroad, on a variety of research projects, most recently on the Medicalization of Poverty.

The Program has established partnerships with various units of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, including the College of Medicine and the Department of Community Health, as well as partnerships system-wide with the Institute of Government and Public Affairs, The Center on Mental Health Services Research & Policy and the Health Policy Center in the Institute for Health Research and Policy of the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago.  The partnerships yield cross-cutting research and innovative public policy efforts.  These connections provide an important conduit for students interested in practicing health law to learn more about practice and seeking positions in health law across the nation.

The program has four primary pillars:

Addressing Complex Challenges

Promoting Health Policy Innovation

Impacting Policy Through Scholarship

Launching Students Into Practice