Lawyer Detail

Cason Schmit

Legal Analyst - ORISE Fellow

Public Health Law Program,
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

4770 Buford Highway NE
MS E-70
Atlanta, GA 30341


Areas of Expertise

  • Electronic health records
  • Health systems transformation

Available For

  • Referrals
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Technical Assistance



Publications and Research


Cason Schmit serves as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education legal fellow with the Public Health Law Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He works with public health professionals within CDC centers and offices and state, tribal, local, and territorial partners to promote the use of law as a tool to improve the public’s health. He is actively researching the role of law in health system transformation. His primary areas of focus include laws relating to the use and disclosure of electronic health information, the use of pay-for-success programs and social impact bonds to finance public health initiatives, and the authority of pharmacists to administer immunizations. 

Schmit is an active member of the State Bar of Arizona. He earned his J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he received certificates in health law, intellectual property, and genomics and biotechnology law. He has a B.A. in mathematics and psychology from Willamette University.


  • Assessing the Impact of State Laws Related to Electronic Health Information in the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) State Innovation Models – National Association of City and County Health Officials Annual Meeting. July 8, 2015. 
  • The Legal Framework for Social Impact Bonds – American Bar Association and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program webinar. March 18, 2015. 
  • Mapping Electronic Health Records Laws – Public Health Informatics Conference. April 30, 2014.