Gable promoted to interim associate dean of Wayne Law

Lance Gable, associate professor of law at Wayne State University Law School, has been named interim associate dean.

“We’re thrilled that Professor Gable has accepted the opportunity to serve as associate dean of Wayne Law,” said Interim Dean Jocelyn Benson. “His enthusiasm and dedication to the Law School have been an asset, and I look forward to all of the good work he’ll do in this new capacity. We’ll be a good team. In his time at Wayne, Professor Gable has always gone above and beyond to support our students and faculty. And I know he will continue to excel and serve in his new role.”

Gable has been a Wayne Law faculty member since 2006. An internationally known expert on public health law and bioethics, Gable received a J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and a M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He also received a B.A. in political science and biology from Johns Hopkins University. He teaches Public Health Law, Bioethics and the Law, Torts, and other health law subjects at Wayne Law.

Gable’s research addresses the overlap between law, policy, ethics, health and science. He has published journal articles on a diverse array of topics including public health law, ethics, and policy; international human rights; bioterrorism and emergency preparedness; mental health; research ethics; and information privacy. He is also co-editor and co-author respectively of two books: “Research with High Risk Populations: Balancing Science, Ethics and the Law” (American Psychological Association, 2009, with Buchanan and Fisher) and “Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for
Policy and Law Reform” (World Bank Group, 2007, with Gamharter, Gostin, Hodge, and Van Puymbroeck).

Gable currently is the principal investigator for the project “Developing Ethical Guidelines for the Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources During Public Health Emergencies in Michigan.” In addition, he is the co-chair of the Wayne State University Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. He has served as the co-chair of the Wayne State University Clinical and Transnational Research Ethics Workgroup and received the 2010 Wayne State University Academy of Scholars Junior Faculty Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences. He has helped develop course materials for the World
Health Organization Diploma in International Human Rights and Mental Health and has worked as a human rights consultant for the Pan American Health Organization.

Prior to joining the Wayne Law faculty, Professor Gable served as a senior fellow at the Centers for Law and the Public’s Health: A Collaborative at Georgetown and Johns Hopkins Universities, which is affiliated with the Word Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He continued his affiliation with the Centers as a scholar from 2006-2012. He was the project director for the Emergency System for Advance Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals (ESAR-VHP) Legal and Regulatory Issues Project, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). He was also the Alfred P. Sloan Fellow in Bioterrorism Law and Policy at the Centers for Law and the Public’s Health and practiced as a health care law attorney at a major international firm in Washington, DC.


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