Barbara A. Noah
Professor of Law
B.A., Union College
J.D., Harvard Law School
Health Law Liability & Quality
Health Care Finance & Delivery
Genetics & the Law
Medical Technology Law
Public Health Law
Clinical Research Law & Ethics
Office: L 202
Barbara Noah received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Union College, summa cum laude. She then spent two years in private practice in Washington, DC, specializing in pharmaceutical and medical device law. Before joining the faculty at Western New England University School of Law, she 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 variety of health law subjects. She is currently a member of Mercy Hospital's Ethics and Justice Committee and Ethics Consult Committee. Her 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.
Lars Noah and Barbara A. Noah, LAW, MEDICINE, AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (Foundation Press,2002). Digital Commons
Barbara A. Noah, Avoiding Overtreatment at the End of Life: Physician-Patient Communication and Truly Informed Consent, PACE L. REV. (forthcoming, 2016) (with Neal R. Feigenson).
Barbara A. Noah, The (Ir)ationality of (Un)informed Consent, 34 Quinnipiac L. Rev. (forthcoming, 2016).
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
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, 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
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
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