New York's first case of confirmed Ebola

John Thomas

John Thomas, a health law professor at the School of Law, is available to discuss the scrutiny that will be placed on the American health care system as Bellevue Hospital treats New York's first case of confirmed Ebola.

"The case of the physician admitted to Bellevue Hospital presents a second chance for the American health care system to respond to this global crisis in a manner fitting with the status as a world leader in health care," Thomas said. "The admission, treatment, health care professional protocols, and communication with the public will be scrutinized by the public and the media. Proper, professional conduct by the Bellevue staff will go a long way in calming the growing panic among the American public."

A School of Law faculty member since 1988, Thomas is the Carmen A. Tortora Professor of Law. He holds a BA and JD from the University of Arizona and an LLM and MPH from Yale University. He teaches health law and intellectual property in the law school and health policy and advocacy in the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac. Thomas' more than 170 publications address topics from gun violence to health policy, politics, autism, juvenile justice, and music and musical instruments and have appeared in law reviews, medical journals, major newspapers, a wide range of music magazines, and the Oxford Dictionary of Music.

To arrange an interview with Thomas, please call John Morgan, associate vice president for public relations, at 203-206-4449 (cell) or 203-582-5359 (office).

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