Eleanor DeArman Kinney, J.D., M.P.H

Hall Render Professor of Law
Co-Director of The Center for Law and Health
Indiana University School of Law -- Indianapolis.

Eleanor D. Kinney, founding director of the school's internationally-recognized Center for Law and Health, is one of the nation's leading experts on health law.

A 1969 graduate of Duke University, Professor Kinney earned an M.A. from the University of Chicago in 1970 and her J.D. from the Duke University School of Law in 1973. She also holds an M.P.H. from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health.

Following law school, Professor Kinney practiced law for four years, and then worked as an estate planning officer for Duke University Medical Center from 1977 until 1979. After earning her master's degree in public health, she served as program analyst in the office of the secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington, D.C. Immediately prior to joining the faculty at the law school in 1984, she was assistant general counsel of the American Hospital Association.

A widely published author and respected lecturer on the subjects of America's system of health care, medical malpractice, health coverage for the poor, and issues in administrative law, Professor Kinney is author or co-author of countless law review articles, book chapters, book reviews and other articles. She recently published the book Protecting American Health Care Consumers (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2002) and edited the Guide to Medicare Coverage Decision-Making and Appeals (Chicago, IL: ABA Publishing, 2002).

Professor Kinney has served as a consultant to the Administrative Conference of the United Sates, President Clinton's Task Force for Health Care Reform, and the Indiana Commission on Health Care for the Working Poor. She has been appointed by the governor of Indiana to be a member of the Executive Board of the Indiana State Department of Health and to serve on other state task forces and advisory boards.

During the 1999-2000 academic year, Professor Kinney received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach and do research at the National University of La Plata in La Plata, Argentina. She is the director of the newly-founded Latin American Law Program, and also serves as an adjunct professor at the IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs and at the IU School of Medicine.

Contact info:
Eleanor DeArman Kinney, J.D., M.P.H
Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis
Lawrence W. Inlow Hall, Room 136F
530 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202-3225
Phone: (317) 274-4091
Fax: (317) 274-0455

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