Jaime
King

Associate Dean and Professor of Law

Biography

Professor Jaime S. King is the Associate Dean and Faculty Director (UCH) of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law and Health Policy, the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Masters Program in Health Policy and Law, the Executive Editor of The Source for Healthcare Price and Competition, and the 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. These interests led her to found the Source on Healthcare Price and Competition, a multi-disciplinary web-based resource for information and analysis about healthcare price and competition. In 2015, she testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law on issues surrounding health insurance mergers. Professor King is the 2015 recipient of the Hastings Foundation Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

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.

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, Health Affairs, the UCLA Law Review, the Indiana Law Journal, the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics, the American Journal of Law and Medicine, the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, Prenatal Diagnosis, Human Reproduction, the William and Mary Policy Review, the Hastings Law Journal, and the Hastings Womens’ Law Journal. Her work has also been referenced in the New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly, and Slate Magazine.

Expertise

Education

  1. Harvard University 2008

    Ph.D., Health Policy, Concentration in Ethics

  2. Emory University School of Law 2001

    J.D., Law

  3. Dartmouth College 1998

    BA, Psychology

Selected Scholarship

  1. The Legal Dimensions of Genomic Sequencing in Newborn Screening, 2018

    The Ethics of Sequencing Newborns: Recommendations and Reflections,(Hastings Center Special Report)

  2. Whole-Genome Screening of Newborns? The Constitutional Boundaries of Newborn Screening Programs 2016

    Pediatrics

  3. State Actions to Promote and Restrain Commercial Accountable Care Organizations 2015

    Milbank Memorial Fund Report

  4. Clarifying Costs: Can Increased Price Transparency Reduce Healthcare Spending? 2013

    William and Mary Policy Review

  5. Best Ethical Practices for Clinicians and Laboratories in the Provision of Non-Invasive Prenatal Testing 2013

    Prenatal Diagnosis

  6. Group Health's participation in a shared decision-making demonstration yielded lessons, such as role of culture change. 2013

    Health Affairs

Courses

  1. U.S. Healthcare System & Law
  2. Health Sciences Concentration Seminar