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Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD


phone:  (303) 735-5717
office:   Fulginiti Room 203

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. In 2016, Professor Matthew was a fellow at the Brookings Institution and the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation.


  • 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

Current Research Emphasis:

  • Justice and Access to Health Care
  • Comparative Public Health Disparities
  • Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse