James G. Hodge, Jr., JD, LLM (@jghodgejr), is the Peter Kiewit Foundation Professor of Law and Director of the nationally-ranked Center for Public Health Law and Policy at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. Through scholarship, teaching, and projects, Professor Hodge delves into multiple areas of health law, public health law, global health law, ethics, and human rights. Since September 2010, he also serves as Director, Western Region Office, Network for Public Health Law (funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation).
Professor Hodge has published more than 250 articles in journals of law, medicine, public health and bioethics; 2 books in public health law; 25 book chapters; dozens of reports; and guest edited 4 symposium issues in the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, Jurimetrics, and the Annals of Health Law. He is listed among the Top 20 Most-Cited Health Law Scholars in Web of Science (2013-2017) and is ranked among the top 2% of all downloaded authors in the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).
Professor Hodge received the 2006 Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy from the American Public Health Association; the 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Charleston Honors Program.
Professor Hodge has secured over $11 million in external funds for diverse scholarly and applied projects, including extensive work in emergency legal and ethical preparedness, health impact assessments, obesity, and vaccinations. His work on these and other topics has been cited in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, USA Today, US News and World Report, Time, Newsweek, Atlantic, NBC News, CNN, Bloomberg News, and additional news and social media cites, as well as journals including Science, JAMA, NEJM, and AJPH.