Parmet, Wendy E. and Smith, Jason A., Free Speech and Public Health: Unraveling the Commercial-Professional Speech Paradox (2017). Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 78, No. 4, pp. 887-915 (2017); Northeastern University School of Law Research Paper No. 313-2018. Available at SSRN:

First Amendment

Health Humanities

Stanton, Michael V., and Jason A. Smith. "Law, Stigma, and Meaning: Implications for Obesity and HIV Prevention." The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 45, no. 4 (2017): 492-501.


Ganesh, Chandrakala, and Jason A. Smith. "Using Multiple High-Impact Practices to Reduce Bottlenecks and Improve Student Learning in an Undergraduate Health Science Program." Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning 17, no. 2 (2017-05-11 2017): 74 - 84.

Climate Change and Public Health

Smith, Jason A., Jason Vargo, and Sara Pollock Hoverter. "Climate Change and Public Health Policy." The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 45, no. 1_suppl (2017): 82-85.

First Amendment

Parmet, Wendy E., Jason A. Smith, and Matthew Miller. "Physicians, Firearms, and Free Speech — Overturning Florida’s Firearm-Safety Gag Rule." New England Journal of Medicine.

First Amendment

Parmet, W. E., Smith, J. A., & Miller, M. J. (2016). Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida — The First Amendment, Physician Speech, and Firearm Safety. New England Journal of Medicine, 374(24), 2304–2307.


Smith, J. A. (2008). Training Individuals in Public Health Law. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 36, 50–60.


Alderman, J., Smith, J. A., Fried, E. J., & Daynard, R. A. (2007). Application of law to the childhood obesity epidemic. The Journal of law, medicine & ethics : a journal of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 35, 90-112


Smith, J. A. (2006). Setting the Stage for Public Health: The Role of Litigation in Controlling Obesity. University of Arkansas Little Rock Law Review, 28, 443.

First Amendment

Parmet, W. E., & Smith, J. A. (2006). Free Speech and Public Health: A Population-Based Approach to the First Amendment. Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, 39(1), 363-446.


Kelley, B., & Smith, J. A. (2004). Legal approaches to the obesity epidemic: an introduction. Journal of public health policy, 25, 346-352


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Open Society Institute Law and Health Initiative


Sub-award, NSF

National Endowment for the Humanities

Office of the Chancellor, CSU, PI

New England Genetics Collaborative Innovative Project, PI

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, PI