Lawyer Detail

Gregory Sunshine

Legal Analyst

Public Health Law Program
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

1825 Century Boulevard
MS E-70 
Office 1031.30 
Atlanta, GA 30345


Areas of Expertise

  • Emergency Legal Preparedness & Response
  • Isolation & quarantine

Available For

  • Referrals
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Technical Assistance



Publications and Research


Gregory Sunshine is a Legal Analyst with CDC’s Public Health Law Program in the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support. He oversees the Disaster and Public Health Emergency Declaration Law Project, as well as a number of other public health law research topics on emergency preparedness and response. He also travels to health departments teaching response personnel about the role of the law in public health emergencies. Gregory earned his J.D. with a certificate in Health Law from the University of Maryland School of Law and his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Dickinson College. He is licensed to practice law in the State of Maryland. Prior to coming to the CDC, Gregory coordinated bioterrorism preparedness and emergency response for the Baltimore City Health Department, where he participated in a number of response efforts including Hurricane Sandy in 2013.


  • Public Health Threats and the U.S. Constitution: What Responders Need to Know – National Association of City and County Health Officials Preparedness Summit. April 2015.
  • Ebola and the Law: Legal Preparedness for Communicable Disease Threats – Michigan State International Law Review Annual Symposium. February 2015.
  • Ebola and the Law: Legal Preparedness for Physicians and Hospitals – Physicians and Hospitals Law Institute. February 2015.
  • Public Health Emergency Law 4.0: Public Health Legal Preparedness – Presentation for CDC Frontline Practitioners and State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Personnel (full day course delivered regularly).