Annual Haddad Lecture
Striving for Health Justice: History, Law, and Structural Change"
Joel Teitelbaum, J.D., LL.M.
The Mongan Institute is pleased to announce that Joel Teitelbaum, J.D., LL.M, will be presenting the annual Ernest M. Haddad Honorary Lecture, “Striving for Health Justice: History, Law, and Structural Change”, at Massachusetts General Hospital on Thursday, December 9th, 2021, from 8-9 am virtually via the MGH Department of Medicine Grand Rounds.
The annual Haddad Lecture was created in 2002 by Massachusetts General Hospital to honor Ernest M. Haddad who served as the Secretary and General Counsel of the MGH for 21 years and became the founding General Counsel of Partner's HealthCare (now MGB) in 1994. During his tenure, Haddad created a full-service law department which provided comprehensive legal services to the MGH and the entire Partners system and which was widely recognized for its excellence throughout the legal and healthcare communities.
Joel Teitelbaum, J.D., LL.M. is Professor of public health and law at the George Washington University. He serves as co-Director of the National Center for Medical-Legal Partnership and as Director of GW’s Hirsh Health Law and Policy Program, which fosters an interdisciplinary approach to the study of health law, health policy, health care, and public health. For 11 years, he served as Vice Chair for Academic Affairs in the School of Public Health’s Department of Health Policy and Management. During President Obama’s second term, Professor Teitelbaum became the first lawyer named to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary’s Advisory Committee on National Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Objectives (a.k.a. “Healthy People”), the national agenda aimed at improving the health of all Americans over a 10-year span. Professor Teitelbaum’s teaching, and research focuses on the various intersections among health law, civil rights, population health, health disparities, and social/economic/political determinants of health.