| Leo Beletsky JD, MPH|
Department: Department of Health Sciences
Department 2: School of Law
Office: 40 Cargill Hall
Leo Beletsky, JD, MPH is an Assistant Professor of Law and Health Sciences with a joint appointment at the School of Law and BouvéSchool of Health Sciences, where he is also a faculty scholar with the Institute on Urban Health Research. Leo is an interdisciplinary social epidemiologist whose interest is in the role of law and law enforcement as structural determinants of health and the use of policy interventions to improve population health. With funding from the NIH, USAID, and Open Society Foundations, his domestic and international research spans drug policy, prevention of HIV and other infectious diseases, health and human rights, criminal justice policy, and evidence-based healthcare. Prior to joining Northeastern, Leo was an Assistant Professor with the Division of Global Public Health at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, where he retains an Adjunct appointment.
Education/degrees: JD, MPH
Certification: New York State Bar
Specializations: Drug and pharmaceutical policy, HIV and other infectious disease, health and human rights
Selected Research/Scholarship Projects to Highlight:
Harnessing Interdisciplinary Perspectives to Inform Effective Health Policy and Law in HIV/AIDS Response, sponsored by the Northeastern University Program in Health Law and Policy. (Principal Investigator)
The purpose of this project is to convene a series of interdisciplinary workshops called “HIV Policy Grand Rounds,” presenting a particular policy discourse on HIV control and offer it up for critiques by other investigators, invited discussants, and members of the audience.
Impact of Drug Policy Reform on the HIV Risk Environment among IDUs in Tijuana, Mexico, Sponsored by NIDA (Co-Investigator)
The purpose of this project is to evaluate the impact and assess the implementation barriers to the enactment of Mexico’s new drug policy on the risk environment of injection drug users.
Key Experiential Learning Opportunities for Students (undergraduate and graduate):
Main Collaborators/Affiliations (outside NEU):
Publications: see http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=567550