My research interests are in public health law. I am particulalry interested in public health as a normative justification for state action. My recent work explores this in the areas of the First Amendment and, more locally, California's approach the the health effects of climate change. I am also interested the history of public health in the United States, particulalry epidemics through US history. I have been particularly interested in issues of gay male subjetivity and the role of culture in understanding the AIDS epidemic and its effect on gay culture.

In the past I have worked on public health law problems in obesity and food policy; school bullying; and health disparities facing East Asian communities.