Academic Work

Presentations, papers, and other academic work

 

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Using Multiple High-Impact Practices to Reduce Bottlenecks and Improve Student Learning in an Undergraduate Health Science Program

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.

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Climate Change and Public Health Policy

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. 

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Physicians, Firearms, and Free Speech — Overturning Florida’s Firearm-Safety Gag Rule

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.
http://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1702516

 

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What is your physician not telling you? Health and the Regulation of Physician Speech

Across the United States some states are regulating what physicians may say or not say to their patients on topics as varied as sexual orientation change therapy, abortion and firearm ownership. This regulation of speech raises serious First Amendment implications as well as implications for the health of both individuals and communities. This talk will focus on the evolving professional speech doctrine and its implications for health as well the role of health as norm in U.S. Constitutional law. 

November 17, 2016 at 12:30PM; CSUEB Library, Hayward.

 

Climate Change and Public Health Law: Lessons from California

Slides from my presentation at the 2016 Conference on Public Health Law. Washington, DC. September 15, 2016.

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Wollschlaeger v. Governor of Florida — The First Amendment, Physician Speech, and Firearm Safety

A discussion of the First Amendement, firearms and physicians speech.

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. http://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp1605740

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Training Individuals in Public Health Law

Effective training in public health law depends on properly targeting materials and programs. There are significant differences in training and practice between public health and law. Current efforts targeting individuals fail to recognize these foundational differences. Recommendations are made for future action.

Smith, J. A. (2008). Training Individuals in Public Health Law. The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 36, 50–60. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-720X.2008.00314.x