University of Michigan School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Publications and Research
Peter D. Jacobson, J.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Health Law and Policy, and Director, Center for Law, Ethics, and Health, at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Currently, he teaches courses on health law and public health policy. Jacobson’s recent research includes projects on health departments’ strategic adaptations and public health entrepreneurship. He is the principal investigator for the Mid-States Region of the Network for Public Health Law, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program. Jacobson's most recent book is Law and the Health System (co-authored—Foundation Press, 2014). Previous books include work on tobacco control, breast cancer, and the role of the courts in shaping health policy. Jacobson is Associate Editor for Health Law and Public Health at the Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law, and is a member of the Board of Directors, Public Health Foundation Enterprises, Inc. From 2010-2012, Jacobson served as President of the Public Health Law Association. Currently, Jacobson is Chair, Local Board of Health, Washtenaw County (Michigan) Health Department.