C|M|LAW’s Leon and Gloria Plevin Professor of Law, and Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy, Browne Lewis, has been selected for the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Public Health Scholar-in-Residence program. The recently launched fellowship program was designed to bring the expertise of legal scholars to assist public health agencies in tackling pressing health issues. The program helps to improve the teaching and scholarly work of the academicians through field experience and provides public health agencies access to legal experts. Professor Lewis is one of six scholars, nationwide, selected for this program. She will focus on current state and federal preemption issues regarding local government regulation of the labeling, marketing and sale of small cigars. She will be working with both the Cleveland Department of Public Health and the Shaker Heights Department of Public Health.
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