Liz McCuskey

Boston University School of Public Health & School of Law

Liz McCuskey is Professor of Health Law, Policy, & Management at Boston University School of Public Health and School of Law and Assistant Director of the Center for Health Law, Ethics, & Human Rights at BU.  Her research focuses on how state and local governments pursue insurance reforms that promote health equity and how courts intervene in these pursuits. She has worked on state and federal legislation and helps government task forces wrangle questions of preemption and design durable health reforms to withstand legal challenges.  Her research on health reform, ERISA, and health justice critiques of employer-sponsored insurance has appeared in prominent law journals and health policy publications, including the Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, and been funded by the Commonwealth Fund.  She is co-author of the leading health law casebook, Health Law: Cases & Materials (9th ed. West 2022).  Her award-winning teaching in both law and public health graduate programs covers Health Law, Public Health Law, Health Insurance, Food & Drug Law, Health Care Antitrust, and Health Systems, Law, & Policy.