Professor Satz Joins Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Ethics Subcommittee

July 5, 2012

Emory Law Associate Professor Ani B. Satz has been appointed to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ethics Subcommittee to serve a four-year term beginning July 1.

Satz is one of 12 committee members who report to the CDC director and Health and Human Services secretary.

Established in 2005, the Ethics Subcommittee provides “counsel to CDC on a broad range of public health ethics questions and issues arising from programs, scientists and practitioners, and to support CDC in the development of internal capacity to identify, analyze, and resolve ethical issues.”

Members are chosen from academic and professional ethicists from outside the Centers.

Satz is a regulatory health lawyer and philosopher who holds appointments at Rollins School of Public Health and University Center for Ethics. Her areas of expertise include health law, disability law, law and philosophy, and animal law. She earned her JD at the University of Michigan and her PhD is from Monash University (completed at Princeton University).

Satz served as 2009-2010 chair of the Section on Disability Law of the Association of American Law Schools and is secretary of the Section of Law, Medicine & Ethics. She is a member of the executive board of the Section on Animal Law.

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