UArizona Doctor coauthors Constitutional Norms for Pandemic Policy

Photo: Dr. Marvin Slepian

Marvin Slepian, M.D., is Professor of Medicine, Professor and Associate Department Head of BioMedical Engineering and McGuire Scholar in the Eller College of Management, all at the University of Arizona. Dr. Slepian is the Director of the newly created Arizona Center for Accelerated Biomedical Innovation (ACABI) – a “creativity engine,” focused on novel solution development for unmet medical needs.

Dr. Slepian, who is pursuing a law degree at the UArizona James E. Rogers College of Law, has coauthored an essay titled “Constitutional Norms for Pandemic Policy” on how the norms and values defined in the U.S. Constitution could guide pandemic-related law and policy.

The essay was written in response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s emergence as a politically polarizing issue. The co-authors are University of Arizona professors Toni Massaro, who holds the Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law and is dean emerita of the law college and regents professor and Justin Pidot, co-director of the college’s Environmental Law Program and professor of law.

Their essay was released as part of Arizona Legal Studies Publications, a series of working papers that disseminate faculty works and, occasionally, of students prior to publication. Abstracts and electronic copies of all working papers are available at the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). The essay will be submitted for journal publication.

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