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University of Colorado Denver Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD

Professor Matthew earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School. She is a Professor of Law at the University of Colorado School of Law, and in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Biometrics at the University of Colorado. She teaches Health Law I (Health Finance and Administration Law); Health Law II (Medical Malpractice Litigation); Comparative Public Health Law;  Public Health Law and Ethics; and Bioethics, Law and Literature. Professor Matthew also teaches topics in Health Law and Policy as well as Public Health Law to health sciences students. In 2004, she became the Law School's Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.

Contact Information:
Office phone: 303-735-5717
Fax: (303) 492-1757

1981 B.A. Economics, Harvard College
1987 J.D. University of Virginia Law School

Present Position:
2007 to present, Professor of Law, Center for Bioethics & Humanities and School of Law, University of Colorado

Selected Professional Service:
Associate Professor, University of Kentucky Law School, 1999 to 2002
Assistant Professor, University of Virginia Law School, 1991 to 1994
Attorney At Law, McGuire Woods, Charlottesville Virginia 1988 to 1991
Greenbaum Doll & McDonald, Louisville, Kentucky 1996-1998

February 2012 NEWS:

Dayna traveled to Rwanda for 3 weeks in February to begin consulting as a Fulbright Senior Specialist with the National University of Rwanda (NUR).  The NUR Law School is currently located in Butare, Rwanda, approximately 50 km outside the capital city of Kigali.  However, the NUR Medical and Nursing Schools, as well as the School of Public Health are all located in Kigali.  Dayna is working with the law school dean and faculty on a strategic plan to determine whether to move the NUR Law School to Kigali, and to develop a law, medicine, and public health curriculum.  Dayna will also be working with the Ministry of Health and CNLS to devise a plan to disseminate an AIDS prevention curriculum developed by TEACHAIDS, a non-profit organization at Stanford University School of Education, throughout the middle and secondary school systems. 

Current Research Emphasis:
Justice and Access to Health Care
Comparative Public Health Disparities
Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse


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