Due in part to FDA involvement, public health interventions have led to a 62% increase in life expectancy in the 20th century. These include vaccines and medications for childhood illnesses and infectious diseases such as HIV, increased regulation of tobacco, and over-the-counter Narcan to combat the opioid crisis, among others.
Author Archives: Christine Coughlin/Wake Forest University
Christine Nero Coughlin is a Professor of Law at the Wake Forest University School of Law. She also has faculty appointments with the Wake Forest University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine's Translational Science Institute. In addition, she is a core faculty member in the Wake Forest University Center for Bioethics, Health and Society. She is the recipient of the Wake Forest University Teaching and Learning Center's Teaching Innovation Award, the Joseph Branch Award for Excellence in Teaching Award, the Legal Writing Institute's Mary S. Lawrence Award, and a multi-time recipient of the Graham Award for Excellence in Teaching Legal Research and Writing. Her teaching and scholarship are concentrated in the areas of health law, bioethics, and legal analysis and writing. She has written over a dozen law review articles and essays, is the co-author of several leading law school textbooks, and frequently pens op-eds. She is a member of the American Law Institute (ALI).