Faculty Biography

Jennifer Brown headshot

Jennifer L. Herbst

Professor of Law and Medical Sciences

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

Areas of expertise

  • Bioethics
  • Health Care Law
  • Professional Responsibility



Jennifer L. Herbst is currently a Professor of Law and Medical Sciences at Quinnipiac University's School of Law and Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine. She also serves as a community member on the adult ethics committee 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 focuses on the intersection between health, ethics, law, and money. Her scholarship has been published in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, the Hastings Center Report, Public Health Reports, Temple Law Review, BMC Medical Ethics, and Health Matrix. Her current research projects include examining when, if ever, it may be ethical and/or good policy for a physician, hospital, or health care system to "fire" a patient, the ethics of using microbiota transplants for antibiotic stewardship purposes, and the ethical framework for loved ones making health care decisions for others.

Curriculum Vitae

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Jennifer L. Herbst, Victoria E. Richards, Mary E. Schramm & Angela Mattie, First Amendment Protection of Evidence-Based Promotion of Prescription Drugs: A Study of Published Clinical Evidence Supporting Off-Label Promotion in the USA, 31 PHARMACEUTICAL MEDICINE 309 (2017)

Jennifer L. Herbst, Permanent Patients: Hospital Discharge Planning Meets Housing Insecurity, 47 HASTINGS CENTER REPORT 6 (2017)

Jennifer L. Herbst, Public Health Law as a Way to Explore and Develop Professional Identity, 44 J. L. MED. & ETHICS 45 (Special Supplement to Issue 1) (2016)

Jennifer L. Herbst, Off-Label Promotion May Not Be Merely Commercial Speech, 88 TEMPLE L. REV. 43 (2015)

Jennifer L. Herbst, How Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Electronic Prescribing, and ICD-10 Could Improve Public Health (But Only If CMS Lets Them), 24 HEALTH MATRIX 209 (2014)