Micah Berman is a nationally prominent expert in public health law. He serves as both a professor of law and the Stephen F. Loebs Professor in Health Services Management and Policy in the College of Public Health.
Professor Berman’s scholarship examines the intersection between public health research and legal doctrine, and he is a co-author of The New Public Health Law: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Practice and Advocacy (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed. 2022). He has published articles in leading law, public health, and medical journals, including the Georgetown Law Journal, the Boston College Law Review, the American Journal of Public Health, and the New England Journal of Medicine.
Prior to joining Ohio State, 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. He also previously taught at Capital University Law School and directed the Ohio Tobacco Public Policy Center.
Professor Berman has been engaged in public health policy development at the local, state, federal, and international levels. He has served as an advisor to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products and as a visiting scholar at the World Health Organization’s Center for International Cooperation on Tobacco Control. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to public health and tobacco control through both research and advocacy, Professor Berman has received the David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health from the American Public Health Association (2021) and the John Slade Award from the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (2023).