Professor of LawPhone: (410) 706-4480
BA, University of Virginia
MSc, Oxford University
JD, Yale Law School
Leslie Meltzer Henry joined the law school faculty in 2008 and is a core faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics. The focus of her teaching and scholarship includes constitutional law, bioethics, public health law and policy, reproductive justice, and research ethics. Her articles have been published in the New England Journal of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania Law Review; Michigan Law Review; Georgetown Law Review; Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics; American Journal of Bioethics; Journal of Health Care Law & Policy; and Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics. Professor Henry has also guest-edited issues of the Forum for Health Economics & Policy ("Strategies for Health Care Cost Containment," 2012) and the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics ("Human Subjects Research Regulations: Proposals for Reform," 2013). In connection with her ongoing work on the concept of dignity in law and medicine, she is currently working with her colleagues at Johns Hopkins on a generous grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation that aims to prevent the loss of dignity that patients may experience in intensive care units.
Prior to joining the law school faculty, Professor Henry completed a post-doctoral fellowship in bioethics and health policy at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health and Georgetown Law Center, clerked for the Honorable Judith Rogers of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, was a fellow in the National Institutes of Health’s Office of Human Subjects Research, and was founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics. Professor Henry has served as a bioethics consultant to the Department of Defense and an Associate of CETMONS: Consortium for Emerging Technologies, Military Operations, and National Security.
What is Fair Subject Selection?, in The Oxford Textbook of Clinical Research Ethics 377 (Ezekiel Emanuel et al. eds., 2008) (with James Childress).
Respect and Dignity: A Conceptual Model for Patients in the Intensive Care Unit, 5.1A Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 5A (2015) (with others).
Moral Gridlock: Conceptual Barriers to No-Fault Compensation for Injured Research Subjects, 41 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 411 (2013). [Full Text]
Revising the Common Rule: Prospects and Challenges, 41 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 386 (2013). [Abstract]
Commerce Games and the Individual Mandate, 100 Georgetown Law Journal 1117 (2012) (with Max Stearns). [Full Text]
Adolescent Medical Decision Making and the Law of the Horse, 15 Journal of Health Care Law & Policy 1 (2012) (with Amanda Pustilnik). [Full Text]
The Jurisprudence of Dignity, 160 University of Pennsylvania Law Review 169 (2011). [Full Text]
Book Review, Visionary Pragmatism and the Value of Privacy in the Twenty-First Century, 108 Michigan Law Review 1107 (2010) (reviewing Daniel J. Solove, Understanding Privacy (2008)) (with Danielle Keats Citron). [Full Text]
Deciphering Dignity, American Journal of Bioethics, July 2010, at 59. [Full Text]
Human Dignity and Bioethics: Essays Commissioned by the President's Council on Bioethics, 359 New England Journal of Medicine 660 (2008). [Full Text]
Undesirable Implications of Disclosing Individual Genetic Results to Research Participants, American Journal of Bioethics, Nov.-Dec., 2006, at 28. [Full Text]
Leslie Meltzer Henry of the School of Law was mentioned in the Atlantic article "How Schools Are Dealing With Anti-Vaccine Parents."