Professor Jaime S. King is the Associate Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law and Health Policy, the Executive Editor of The Source for Competitive Healthcare, and the Co-Director of the Concentration on Law and Health Sciences.
Professor King’s research examines some of the most complex challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. An advocate for health reform, Professor King focuses on the drivers of healthcare costs, with a special interest in market consolidation and efforts to improve transparency in healthcare pricing. In conjunction with Consortium Senior Fellow, Anne Marie Helm, her research lead to the creation of The Source for Competitive Healthcare, a multi-disciplinary web-based resource for information and analysis about healthcare cost and competition.
Professor King’s scholarship also examines questions of individual autonomy and the states’ police power. Specifically, she focuses on medical decision making and constitutional and regulatory questions regarding reproductive genetic testing. Currently, she is collaborating with UCSF faculty to examine the legal and ethical implications of conducting whole exome sequencing on newborns.
Prior to joining the faculty at UC Hastings, she served as a Fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School (2006-2008) and the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (2005-2006). In 2012, she was named the John “Jack” Wennberg Fellow for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.
Professor King’s work has been published in Nature, the UCLA Law Review, the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, the American Journal of Law and Medicine, the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Health Affairs, the William and Mary Policy Review, the Hastings Law Journal, the Rutgers Law Journal, Hastings Womens’ Law Journal, Prenatal Diagnosis, and Human Reproduction. Her work has also been referenced in the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, and Slate Magazine.
Professor King currently lives in Corte Madera with her husband, James, and her two sons, Otis and Asa. In her free time, she enjoys running, yoga, hiking, and playing on the beach with her dog, Mayzie.
Education: Harvard University, Ph.D in Health Policy; Emory University, J.D. (cum laude, Order of the Coif); Dartmouth College, B.A. (cum laude).
Courses Taught: Health Law: The U.S. Healthcare System, Torts, Law and Health Science Concentration Seminar, and Genetics: Issues in Law and Policy.
Expertise: Health Law and Policy, Assisted Reproduction Law, Genetics, and Torts
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