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R. Alta Charo

Title: Warren P. Knowles Professor of Law and Bioethics

Interests: Bioethics, biotechnology policy, emerging technology policy, drug safety,
 medical research, reproductive rights.
Phone:(608) 262-5015
Fax:(608) 262-5485

Office:Room 6109, Law Building

Curriculum Vitae

R. Alta Charo's C.V.


J.D., Columbia University School of Law, Law, 1982

B.A., Harvard University, Biology, 1979


R. Alta Charo, "Warning: Contraceptive Drugs May Cause Political Headaches," New England Journal of Medicine 366 (2012), 1361-1364.

Rosenfield A, Charo R.A. & Chavkin, W., "Moving Forward on Reproductive Health," New England Journal of Medicine 359:18 (2008), 1869-1871.

Rosenfield A, Charo R.A. & Chavkin, W., "Politics, Parents, and Prophylaxis — Mandating HPV Vaccination in the United States," New England Journal of Medicine 356:21 (2007), 1905-1908.

R. Alta. Charo, "Passing on the Right: Conservative Bioethics is Closer than It Appears," Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 32:2 (2004), 307-320.

R. Alta. Charo, "Cloning, Ethics, and Public Policy," Hofstra Law Review 27 (1999), 305-308.

Courses taught

Law 906, Science & Biotech
Law 916: Seminar: Food and Drug Law
Law 940: Seminar: Public Health Law
MHB 558: Ethical Problems Raised by Biomedical Technology

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