Associate Dean Parmet, a leading expert on health, disability and public health law,
directs the law school's JD/MPH program with Tufts University School of Medicine. In
the spring of 2003, she was named a Matthews Distinguished University Professor, an award
that recognizes and furthers the scholarly and creative activities of prominent
Northeastern University faculty. She is also an editor of the law school's SSRN
online publication, Human Rights and the Global Economy. 

Professor Parmet teaches Public Health Law, Health Law, Bioethics, Disability Law,
Constitutional Law and Torts, and has published articles on public health, bioethics,
discrimination, health law and AIDS law. She is coauthor of the book, Ethical Health Care
(Prentice Hall, 2005). Her latest book, Populations, Public Health, and the Law, was
published by Georgetown University Press in 2009. 

Formerly an associate with the Boston firm of Hill & Barlow, Professor Parmet clerked
with Chief Judge Levin H. Campbell of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit. She
is president of the board of directors of Health Law Advocates, secretary of the Public
Health Law Association and a member of the ABA's AIDS Coordinating Committee. She
previously served on the editorial board of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics and
the ABA’s Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law. 

In 1998, Professor Parmet acted as co-counsel in Bragdon v. Abbott, the first AIDS/HIV
case to come before the US Supreme Court under the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Professor Parmet's client, Sidney Abbott, had been refused treatment by her dentist
when she revealed her HIV-positive status, although she was asymptomatic. The high court
said that because she was infected with HIV, she was entitled to the protections of the
Americans with Disabilities Act. 

Articles

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Advancing public health through the law: the role of legal academics: workshop report (with Leo Beletsky and Scott C. Burris), School of Law Faculty Publications (2012)

The July 2012 workshop Advancing Public Health Through the Law: the Role of Legal Academics...

 

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Restoring legal immigrants' state health insurance- the Finch Case (with Lorianne Sainsbury-Wong), School of Law Faculty Publications (2012)

In Finch v. Commonwealth Insurance Connector Authority, 461 Mass. 232 (2012), the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial...

 

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Beyond externships: health law co-ops, School of Law Faculty Publications (2012)

Based on a presentation at the Law, Medicine and Health Care section meeting at the...

 

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Solidarity for global health (with Patricia Illingworth), Bioethics (2012)
 

Books

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Debates on U.S. Health Care (with Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld and Mark A. Zezza) (2012)
 

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Ethical health care (with Patricia Illingworth) (2006)
 

Popular Press

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Advice to the Next President: the future of "Obamacare" (with Michael Dukakis), Cognoscenti (2012)
 

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Mississippi may become first U.S. state with no abortion clinic (with Esmé E. Deprez and Elizabeth Waibel), Bloomberg Businessweek (2012)
 

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Day 3 analysis: the health law hearings on severability, coercion, and liberty, White Coat Notes: News from the Boston-Area Medical Community (2012)
 

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Day 2 analysis: The Supreme Court justices debate the health insurance mandate, White Coat Notes: News from the Boston-Area Medical Community (2012)