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Sharona Hoffman

Sharona Hoffman

Professor of health law and bioethics, Case Western Reserve University

I joined the faculty of Case Western Reserve University School of Law in 1999. I am the Edgar A. Hahn Professor of Law, Professor of Bioethics, and Co-Director of the Law-Medicine Center at the University. I hold a B.A. from Wellesley College, J.D. from Harvard Law School, LL.M. in Health Law from the University of Houston, and S.J.D. in Health Law (Doctorate of Juridical Science) from Case Western Reserve University.

I have published over sixty articles and book chapters on health law and civil rights issues. I have particular expertise in the areas of aging, disability, and health information technology, but I have written about many other topics as well. My work has appeared in the Georgetown Law Journal, William & Mary Law Review, and Boston College Law Review, among many other journals. I am also the author of two books: "Aging with a Plan: How a Little Thought Today Can Vastly Improve Your Tomorrow" (Praeger 2015) and "Electronic Health Records and Medical Big Data: Law and Policy" (Cambridge University Press 2016). I have lectured throughout the United States and internationally and have been widely quoted in the press. For further information see my website sharonahoffman.com.

Health insurers want you to try cheaper drugs first, but that can hurt you

Jan 04, 2019 16:05 pm UTC| Insights & Views Health

Few people are familiar with the term step therapy, but most Americans have health insurance policies that adopt it. Step therapy programs, also known as fail first policies, require patients to try less expensive...

Our laws don't do enough to protect our health data

Oct 23, 2017 01:27 am UTC| Insights & Views Law Health

Have you ever wondered why your computer often shows you ads that seem tailor-made for your interests? The answer is big data. By combing through extremely large datasets, analysts can reveal patterns in your...

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Global Geopolitical Series: U.S. imposes anti-dumping duties on polyester yarns from India and China

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JGB yields fly at close as investors shy away from safe-haven assets in run-up to G-20 Summit

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Politics

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Donald Trump Signs New Sanctions Aimed at Iran Supreme Leader and Other Iranian Officials

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CAR: a society without authority, where children's schooling suffers

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Final 2019 election results: education divide explains the Coalition's upset victory

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Science

Marijuana News: Will New York Follow Illinois in Legalizing Recreational Use of Cannabis?

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Cancer Cure 2019: Immunotherapy Drug Under Research Shows Promising Result for Lung Cancer Patients

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Meet the naked mole-rat: impervious to pain and cancer, and lives ten times longer than it should

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Marijuana News: China Blames Increase in Cannabis Trafficking in Canada, U.S.

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Technology

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