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Professor of Law and Director, Center for Law Health and Society, College of Law, Georgia State University

Leslie E. Wolf is a professor of law and the director for the Center for Law, Health & Society at Georgia State University’s College of Law. She conducts research in a variety of areas in health and public health law and ethics, with a particular focus on research ethics. Her research has been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, the National Cancer Institute, the National Human Genome Research Institute, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Greenwall Foundation. This work includes empirical research on conflicts of interest, research with stored biological materials, Certificates of Confidentiality, IRB web guidance, and HIV-related laws and policies.

Prior to joining the law school, Professor Wolf taught medical ethics and research ethics at the University of California, San Francisco, where she also served on the UCSF institutional review board and advisory committee regarding stem cell research. She also previously was selected as a Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Health Policy and as a Greenwall Faculty Scholar.

Since joining GSU, she has served on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Ethics Subcommittee to the Advisory Committee to the Director (2008-2012), as a peer reviewer for the Department of Defense, and has been an invited presenter to various government agencies.

Professor Wolf has taught courses on medical liability, human subjects research, public health law, HIV/AIDS and the law, and bioethics.


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    Professor of Law, Center for Law Health and Society, College of Law, Georgia State University