Professor Beletsky holds a joint appointment with the School of Law and Bouvé
College of Health Sciences. His scholarly interest centers on the role of law as a
structural determinant of health, and the use of policy interventions to improve
population health in a variety of domains, including drug policy, prevention of HIV and
other infectious diseases, health and human rights, criminal justice policy and
evidence-based healthcare. 



Implementation of Patients’ Rights Legislation in the Republic of Macedonia: Gaps and Disparities (with Gabriela Alcheva and Filip Gerovski), School of Law Faculty Publications (2013)

Background: Since its formation after the breakup of Yugoslavia, Macedonia has made major strides in...



Overview of the Gaps in the Health Care Legislation in Georgia: Short-, Medium-, and Long-Term Priorities (with Nino Kiknadze), School of Law Faculty Publications (2013)

Background: After gaining independence following the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Georgia has aspired to...



Access to syringes for HIV prevention for injection drug users in St. Petersburg, Russia: syringe purchase test study (with Ekaterina V. Fedorova, Roman V. Skochilov, Robert Heimer, Patricia Case, Lauretta E. Grau, Andrey P. Kozlov, and Alla V. Shaboltas), School of Law Faculty Publications (2013)


The HIV epidemic in Russia is concentrated among injection drug users (IDUs). This is...

Advancing human rights in patient care: the law in seven transitional countries (forthcoming) (with Tamar Ezer, Judith Overall, Iain Byrne, and Jonathan Cohen), School of Law Faculty Publications (2013)


Syringe confiscation as an HIV risk factor: the public health implications of arbitrary policing in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico (with Remedios M. Lozada, Tommi Gaines, Daniela Abramovitz, Hugo Staines, Alicia Vera, Gudelia Rangel, Steffanie Strathdee, and Jaime Arredondo), School of Law Faculty Publications (2013)

Female sex workers who inject drugs (FSW-IDUs) face elevated risk for HIV/STIs and constitute a...


Popular Press



CommonHealth: Mass. a national leader in overdose prevention (with Alexander Walley) (2012)

In this interview on Radio Boston, Leo Beletsky and Alexander Walley discuss their viewpoint piece,...