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Assistant Professor of Public Health and Law, The Ohio State University

Professor Micah Berman holds a joint appointment with The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the College of Public Health. His scholarship examines the intersection between public health research and legal doctrine, with a focus on tobacco policy. He has published articles in a number of leading journals, including the American Journal of Law & Medicine, the Brooklyn Law Review, and the American Journal of Public Health.

Prior to joining Ohio State, Professor Berman was a member of the faculty at New England Law | Boston, where he established and directed the Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy. Under his leadership, the Center developed innovative model ordinances and provided policy support to state and local public health programs. Previously, he taught at Capital University Law School and directed the Ohio Tobacco Public Policy Center.

Professor Berman has also been engaged in public health policy development at the federal level. He has served as an advisor to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products and as a member of the National Institutes of Health’s Council of Public Representatives.

Before entering academia, Professor Berman was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and an associate with the law firm Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP.


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    Assistant Professor of Public Health and Law, The Ohio State University