About Dean M. Hashimoto

The scholarship of Dean Hashimoto focuses on the interface of law, science and medicine, especially in the areas of health care policy and the role of scientific evidence in the courtroom. Educated as both an attorney and physician, he teaches torts, environmental litigation, health care law, and evidence. He has also studied the internment of citizens and aliens of Japanese heritage in World War II and written about the constitutional law cases decided in that era. Professor Hashimoto is the faculty director for the Boston College Law School's JD/MPH dual degree program with Tufts School of Medicine.
Professor Hashimoto served as a Notes Editor on the Yale Law Journal and, after graduating from law school, as a law clerk to Justice William Brennan of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge David Bazelon of the U.S. Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. He also practiced as a litigator for the Williams & Connolly law firm in Washington, D.C. and as a health care attorney for Ropes & Gray in Boston before joining the Boston College faculty.
Professor Hashimoto received his postgraduate medical training at the Brigham and Women's Hospital and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is a board-certified specialist in occupational and environmental medicine and serves as the chief of this specialty at the Massachusetts General Hospital and the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Professor Hashimoto's current research focuses on the impact of law and regulation, especially health care reform, on health care delivery. He is the on-site principle investigator of the impact of corporate organization, policies, and regulation on the health and well-being of hospital employees. This research involves a collaboration between the Harvard Center for Work, Health, and Well-Being and Partners HealthCare System and is funded by the National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health. Professor Hashimoto has also collaborated with researchers at the Workers Compensation Research Institute to evaluate the impact of health care delivery in the workers' compensation system.


1990 Present Associate Professor, Boston College Law School

Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests

The interface of law, science and medicine, Role of scientific evidence in the courtroom, and Health care policy


  • Fall 2015: Torts
  • Spring 2016: Business Law and Health Care Enterprises, Business Law and Health Care Enterprises Seminar

Contact Information

Dean M. Hashimoto
Professor of Law
Boston College Law School
885 Centre Street
Newton Centre, MA 02459
Office Location:
Stuart 501


Law and Medicine (34)

Scientific Evidence (4)

Japanese Internment in World War II (2)

Selected Professional Activities (44)