Quinnipiac University
Jennifer L. Herbst

Professor of Law and Medical Sciences

Jennifer L. Herbst is a Professor of Law & Medical Sciences at Quinnipiac University's School of Law and Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and served as the 2019-2020 Fulbright Canada Research Chair in Health Law, Policy and Ethics at the University of Ottawa. She also serves as a community member on the adult and pediatrics ethics committees for Yale-New Haven Hospital and the Human Subjects Committee for Yale University’s Human Research Protection Program.

Prior to joining the Quinnipiac faculty, she taught at Temple University's Beasley School of Law as an Abraham L. Freedman fellow. Earlier in her career, she worked as defense counsel for hospitals, health care providers, and pharmaceutical companies at a law firm in Philadelphia.

Her research looks at the intersection between health, ethics, law, and money. Her work has been published by the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, the Hastings Center Report, the Journal of Legal Medicine, Public Health Reports, Temple Law Review, BMC Medical Ethics, and Health Matrix. Her current research projects include looking at the ethical and legal framework for informal caregivers making health care decisions for patients lacking decision-making capacity with a particular focus on how rural ethics might inform this analysis.

Education

  • AB, Dartmouth College
  • JD, University of Pennsylvania
  • LLM, Temple University
  • MBIO, University of Pennsylvania

Areas of Expertise

  • Bioethics
  • Health Care Law
  • Professional Responsibility

Organization

  • Law

Office Location

  • School of Law and Education 168

Mail Drop

  • LW-FAC

Selected Publications

First Amendment Protection of Evidence-Based Promotion of Prescription Drugs: A Study of Published Clinical Evidence Supporting Off-Label Promotion in the USA

Jennifer L. Herbst, Victoria E. Richards, Mary E. Schramm & Angela Mattie

31 PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINE 309 (2017)

Permanent Patients: Hospital Discharge Planning Meets Housing Insecurity

Jennifer L. Herbst

47 HASTINGS CENTER REPORT 6 (2017)

The Ethics of Caring for Hospital-dependent Patients

Calvin Sung & Jennifer L. Herbst

18 BMC MEDICAL ETHICS 75 (2017)

Public Health Law as a Way to Explore and Develop Professional Identity

Jennifer L. Herbst

44 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 45 (Special Supplement to Issue 1) (2016)

Off-Label Promotion May Not Be Merely Commercial Speech

Jennifer L. Herbst

88 TEMPLE L. REV. 43 (2015)

How Medicare Part D, Medicaid, electronic Prescribing, and ICD-10 Could Improve Public Health (But Only If CMS Lets Them)

Jennifer L. Herbst

24 HEALTH MATRIX 209 (2014)

The False Claims Act: a Review and Policy Recommendations

Mary E. Schramm, Jennifer L. Herbst & Angela Mattie

18 INT'L. J. OF PHARMACEUTICAL & HEALTHCARE MARKETING 295 (2014)

Prescription Drug Coverage: Medicine or Science?

Jennifer L. Herbst

43 (4) HASTINGS CENTER REPT. 9 (2013)

The Short-Sighted Value of Inefficiency: Why We Should Mind the Gap in the Reimbursement of Outpatient Prescription Drugs

Jennifer L. Herbst

2 Case W. Res. J.L. Tech. & Internet 1 (2011)

MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS FOR THE CLINICAL LABORATORIAN

Jennifer L. Herbst & Jon F. Merz

Ethical, Social, and Legal Issues Related to Molecular Genetic Testing 2d ed. 545 (Humana Press 2006)

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