Lawyer Detail

James Hodge

Professor of Law

Arizona State University

Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law 
P.O. Box 877906
Tempe, AZ 85287


Areas of Expertise

  • Emergency Legal Preparedness & Response
  • Immunizations

Available For

  • Referrals
  • Speaking Engagements
  • Technical Assistance



Publications and Research


James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M., is the director of the Network's Western Region Office. He is Professor of Public Health Law and Ethics and Director of the Center for Public Health Law and Policy, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. Through scholarship, teaching, and projects, Professor Hodge delves into multiple areas of health law, public health law, global health law, ethics, and human rights. He has published more than 200 articles in journals of law, medicine, public health and bioethics; 2 books in public health law (including Public Health Law in a Nutshell (3rd ed. 2018); 25 book chapters; dozens of reports; and guest edited 4 symposium issues. He is listed among the Top 20 Most-Cited Health Law Scholars in Web of Science (2013-2017) and is regularly ranked among the top 3% of all downloaded authors in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).  The recipient of the 2006 Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy from the American Public Health Association, Professor Hodge has drafted (with others) several public health law reform initiatives including the Model State Emergency Health Powers Act in 2001. His diverse, funded projects include work on (1) emergency legal preparedness; (2) health impact assessments; (3) health information privacy; and (4) vaccination laws and policies.


  • Legal Myths of Ebola Preparedness and Response – Regulating Life, Disease, and Death Symposium, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. March 19, 2015.
  • Legal Preparedness for Ebola – American Bar Association Committee on Disaster Response and Preparedness webinar. October 24, 2014. 
  • Ebola Legal Preparedness and Policy – 2014 Public Health Law Conference roundtable. October 17, 2014.
  • Ebola and Emergency Legal Preparedness – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention webinar. September 18, 2014. 
  • Issues of Law and Policy Regarding Vaccinations – The Arizona Partnership for Immunizations regional meeting. September 8, 2014.



  • Hodge, J.G., Gostin, L.O., Hanfling, D. & Hick, J.L. (2014). Law, Medicine, and Public Health: The Case of Ebola. Public Health Reports, 130(2), 1-4. 
  • Hodge, J.G., Measer, G. & Agrawal, A.M. (2014). Top 10 Issues in Public Health Legal Preparedness and Ebola. ABA Health e-Source, 10(3). 
  • Hodge, J.G. & Gostin, L.O. (2002). School Vaccination Requirements: Historical, Social, and Legal Perspectives. Kentucky Law Journal, 90, 831-890


  • Emergency Medical Services and Medical Surge: Essential Legal Issues. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, ORISE, forthcoming 2015.