Allison K. Hoffman

University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Allison K. Hoffman, an expert on health care law and policy, is Deputy Dean and Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School and Senior Fellow at Penn’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics. She teaches Health Law and Policy, Tort Law, and seminars on healthcare financing and on health and disability law. She won the Robert A Gorman Excellence in Teaching Award in 2018. Professor Hoffman’s research aims to bring greater descriptive and analytical clarity to the purposes of health care regulation and policy design. Her recent projects consider how the medical profession’s self-regulation might have contributed to the financializaton of medicine, propose a public health insurance option for employer health plans, consider long-term care policies, and critique how economic theory has shaped the development of health law and policy. She is co-authoring a 3rd Edition of The Politics of Medicare with Theodore R. Marmor.

Professor Hoffman was previously on the faculty at the UCLA School of Law, practiced health law at Ropes & Gray LLP, and was a consultant at The Boston Consulting Group and The Bridgespan Group. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Dartmouth College.