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Center Faculty and Staff

The Center for Health Law and Policy faculty includes Southern Illinois University School of Law faculty—many of whom are cross appointed in the Department of Medical Humanities in the School of Medicine—and School of Medicine faculty, who hold appointment on the School of Law faculty.

Center for Health Law and Policy Faculty
Cheryl Anderson, J.D., Associate Professor of Law
W. Eugene Basanta, J.D., L.L.M., Southern Illinois Healthcare Professor of Law/Professor of Medical Humanities
Michele Mekel, J.D., Assistant Professor of Law, School of Law
Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Medical Humanities

Adjunct Faculty
Jeffrey Plesko, J.D., Adjunct Professor of Law
Marsha Ryan, J.D./M.D., Adjunct Professor of Law
William Sherwood, Adjunct Professor of Law

Clinical Faculty
John Erbes, J.D. Clinical Associate Professor of Law
Rebecca J. O’Neill, J.D., Clinical Professor of Law
Gail Thomas, Clinical Assistant Professor  

Affiliated/Cross-Appointed Faculty

Theodore LeBlang, J.D., Professor of Medical Humanities Emeritus, Professor of Medical Jurisprudence Emeritus, SIU School of Medicine

Ross Silverman, J.D., M.P.H., Professor and Chair, Department of Medical Humanities, SIU School of Medicine, Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, SIU School of Law

Bethany Spielman, Ph.D., J.D., M.H.A., Professor Medical Humanities, Professor of Medical Jurisprudence, SIU School of Medicine

Visiting Faculty (current and past)

Martin Smith, S.T.D., Chief Clinical Ethics Service and Associate Professor, Clinical Care and The University of Texas, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center


Jane Angelis
Bonnie Miller