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Laura Hermer

Visiting Professor
Center of Health Law Studies

Research Interests

Laura Hermer is a visiting professor from Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota. While at SLU LAW, she is affiliated with the Center for Health Law Studies. Her current research focuses on access to health coverage and care in the United States, with a particular focus on underserved populations and population health. A Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Faculty Fellow in the Future of Public Health Law Teaching, she founded and obtained funding for Mitchell Hamline School of Law’s medical-legal partnership with United Family Medicine.

Community Work and Service

Prior to her appointment at Mitchell Hamline, Hermer was an assistant professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health and a member of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, Texas. There, among other work, she developed and directed the School of Medicine’s curriculum in health economics and policy, was the principal investigator on a multi-year grant from the Texas Department of State Health Services to track and study secondhand smoke ordinances in the state, and directed the Graduate School of Biomedical Science’s intensive, required course in scientific integrity