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Ross D. Silverman, JD, MPH, is Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Indiana University Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health and Professor of Public Health and Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He is a member of the IU Centers on Health Policy and Bioethics. Professor Silverman's work focuses on public health and medical law, policy, and ethics, with particular concentrations in vaccine law, policy and ethics, and policy surveillance, the study of variations in and the impact of law, its interpretation, and its implementation and enforcement on health outcomes and vulnerable populations. He directs the Indiana Addictions Law and Policy Surveillance Project, an Indiana University Addictions Grand Challenges funded project analyzing the content, implementation, and impact of local, state, and national laws and policies related to addiction. His recent scholarship has appeared in such publications as the New England Journal of Medicine, BMJ, JAMA, JAMA-Pediatrics, Health Affairs, the Hastings Center Report, Public Health Reports, the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, Vaccine, Chest, the Indiana Health Law Review and the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. Prior to his tenure at Indiana University, Professor Silverman was Professor and Chair of Medical Humanities at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine.
He also serves as an Associate Editor for the journal Public Health Reports, the official journal of the U.S. Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service.