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Barbara A. Noah

Professor of Law

EDUCATION

B.A., Union College
J.D., Harvard Law School

COURSES TAUGHT

Torts
Bioethics
Health Law Liability & Quality
Health Care Finance & Delivery
Genetics & the Law
Medical Technology Law
Public Health Law
End-of-Life Law
Clinical Research Law & Ethics

CONTACT INFORMATION

Email: bnoah@law.wne.edu
Phone: 413-782-1432
Office: L 202

GENERAL INFORMATION

Barbara Noah received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Union College, summa cum laude.  After receiving her J.D. from Harvard Law school, she spent two years in private practice in Washington, DC, specializing in food, drug, and medical device law. She then taught a variety of Health Law and Bioethics courses for eight years at the University of Florida’s Colleges of Law, Medicine, and Health Professions as a Lecturer in Law. Barbara also has prior experience as a member of a hospital ethics committee and an institutional review board at Florida’s teaching hospital and as a member of Baystate Medical Center's institutional review board. She joined Western New England University’s law faculty as an Associate Professor in 2005 and teaches Torts and a range of health law subjects. Her current research interests include pediatric health issues, legal and ethical issues in end-of-life decision making, racial disparities in the delivery of health care, clinical research ethics, and the impact of politics in science and medicine.

CURRICULUM VITAE

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PUBLICATIONS

Books

Lars Noah and Barbara A. Noah, LAW, MEDICINE, AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (Foundation Press,2002). Digital Commons

Journal Articles

Barbara A. Noah,The Inclusion of Pregnant Women in Clinical Research: The Perils of Proscrastination, 7 St. Louis U. J. Health L. & Pol'y (forthcoming May, 2014).

Barbara A. Noah, Two Conflicts in Context: Lessons from the Schiavo and Bland Cases and the Role of Best Interests Analysis in the United Kingdom, 36 HAMLINE L. REV. 239-264 (2013). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, In Denial: The Role of Law in Preparing for Death, 21 ELDER L. J. 1-31 (2013). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, The Role of Race in End of Life Care, 15 J. HEALTH CARE L. & POL'Y 349-78 (2012). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, Race and Healthcare in America: Foreword, 10 HOUS. J. HEALTH L. & POL'Y 195-200 (2010). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, Just a Spoonful of Sugar: Drug Safety for Pediatric Populations, 37 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 280-91 (2009). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, Book Review: Human Rights and Healthcare, 18 L. & POL. BOOK REV. 441-43 (2008). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, A Prescription for Racial Equality in Medicine, 40 CONN. L. REV. 675-721 (2008). SSRN Digital Commons

Lars Noah & Barbara A. Noah, A Drug by Any Other Name ... ? Paradoxes in Dietary Supplement Risk Regulation, 17 STAN. L. & POLICY REV. 165-96 (2006). Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, The Role of Religion in the Schiavo Controversy, 6 HOUS. J. HEALTH L. & POL'Y 319-46 (2006). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah (2006). Book Review The Medical Malpractice Myth, 16 L. & POL. BOOK REV. 253-55. SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah (2006). Book Review Black Markets: The Supply and Demand of Body Parts, 16 L.& POL. BOOK REV. 785-87. SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, Foreword: Dietary Supplement Regulation in Flux, 31 AM. J.L. & MED. 147-53 (2005). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, A Review of the New York State Task Force on Life & the Law's Report: Dietary Supplements: Balancing Consumer Choice & Safety, 33 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 860-65 (2005). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, Bioethical Malpractice: Risk and Responsibility in Human Research, 7 J. HEALTH CARE L. & POL'Y 175-241 (2004). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, Politicizing the End of Life: Lessons from the Schiavo Controversy, 59 U. MIAMI L. REV. 107-34 (2004). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, AIDS and Antiretroviral Drugs in South Africa: Public Health, Politics, and Individual Suffering, 31 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 144-48 (2003). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, The Participation of Underrepresented Minorities in Clinical Research, 29 AM. J. L. & MED. 221-45 (2003). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, The Invisible Patient, 2002 U. ILL. L. REV. 121-48 (2002). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, Adverse Drug Reactions: Harnessing Experiential Data to Promote Patient Welfare, 49 CATH. U. L. REV. 449-504 (2000). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, Constitutional Qualms Concerning Governmental Restrictions on Tobacco Product Advertising, 29 U. TOL. L. REV. 637-52 (1998). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, Racial Disparities in the Delivery of Health Care, 35 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 135-78 (1998). SSRN Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, The Managed Care Dilemma: Can Theories of Tort Liability Adapt to the Realities of Cost Containment?, 48 MERCER L. REV. 1219-68 (1997). SSRN Digital Commons

Lars Noah & Barbara A. Noah, Nicotine Withdrawal: Assessing the FDA's Effort to Regulate Tobacco Products, 48 ALA. L. REV. 1-63 (1996). Digital Commons

Barbara A. Noah, Racist Health Care? 48 FLA. L. REV. 357-72 (1996). SSRN Digital Commons

Lars Noah and Barbara A. Noah, Liberating Commercial Speech: Product Labeling Controls and the First Amendment, 47 FLA. L. REV. 63-112 (1995). Digital Commons