237172 Utility, feasibility, and conduct of public health law research

Saturday, October 29, 2011: 9:50 AM

Scott Burris, JD , Beasley School of Law, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
This session will describe public health law research's feasibility, utility, and methods, including legal data sets; tools for studying the mechanisms of legal effect on behavior; design of legal studies; and examples of legal research. Depending on participants' interests, practice setting, and project type, examples may include collecting legal data; conducting health impact assessments; using community participatory research on law; evaluating a new policy; conducting large-scale evaluations of legal strategies (i.e. multi-jurisdiction longitudinal studies); and using experimental designs.

Learning Areas:
Public health or related laws, regulations, standards, or guidelines
Public health or related public policy
Public health or related research

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss public health law research’s feasibility and utility 2. Describe at least two legal research methods 3. Describe at least two examples of legal research and their findings

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am project director of the national Public Health Law Research program and have considerable experience in this area (see resume).
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.