Mary Crossley

University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Mary Crossley began serving as Interim Dean of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in July 2023. Recognized for her scholarship in disability and health law, Professor Crossley has written broadly on issues of inequality in health care financing and delivery, publishing articles in numerous law journals, including Columbia Law Review, Iowa Law Review, and Notre Dame Law Review.  She is also the author of Embodied Injustice: Race, Disability, and Health (Cambridge University Press 2022). She teaches courses on Health Law, Health Justice, and Torts. Crossley originally served as Pitt Law’s Dean from 2005-2012, focusing her leadership on initiatives relating to curricular reform, innovation programming, and promoting diversity.  She was selected in 2013 as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Public Health Law Scholar in Residence, and in 2014-15 she served as a Faculty Mentor for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Public Health Law Education Faculty Fellowship Program. In 2016, she was elected to the American Law Institute, and in 2020 she was appointed to the Pennsylvania Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights. In 2023, she received the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics’ Jay Healey Teaching Award.

Presentation (PPTX format): Barriers to Effective Health Care for Disabled People: Signs of Progress in Medicine and Law