Lainie Rutkow, J.D., M.P.H., is a Senior Fellow at the Centers for Law and the Publicís Health. She is also a Sommer Scholar and doctoral candidate in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and collaborator on several Center projects, including an analysis of the United States Supreme Courtís treatment of cases involving intimate partner violence.

Ms. Rutkow received a Juris Doctor from New York University School of Law and a Masters in Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Previously, she received a Bachelors Degree with a double major in comparative literature and the history of medicine and science from Yale University. She is admitted to the bar in the State of New York. Prior to joining the Center, she worked with the American Civil Liberties Union and with the Legal Aid Society of New Yorkís Health Law Unit.

Ms. Rutkow studies a wide range of issues, including public health law and advocacy; injury prevention; vaccine policy; the regulation of corporations and its public health impact; and the history of public health law. She has published several articles in these fields.