Jaime King, J.D., Ph.D.

Jaime KingProfessor Jaime S. King is co-director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law and Health Policy; the executive editor of “The Source for Competitive Healthcare” blog; and the co-director of the Concentration on Law and Health Sciences. Her research examines some of the most complex challenges facing the U.S. healthcare system. An advocate for health reform, King focuses on the drivers of healthcare costs, with a special interest in market consolidation and efforts to improve transparency in healthcare pricing. In conjunction with Consortium Senior Fellow Anne Marie Helm, King’s research led to the creation of The Source on HealthCare Price & Competition, a multidisciplinary Web-based resource for information and analysis about healthcare cost and competition.

She also examines questions of individual autonomy and the states’ police power; specifically, King focuses on medical decision making and constitutional and regulatory questions regarding reproductive genetic testing. Currently, she is collaborating with UCSF faculty to examine the legal and ethical implications of conducting whole exome sequencing on newborns.

Prior to joining the faculty at UC Hastings, she served as a Fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School (2006–2008) and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics (2005–2006). In 2012, she was named the John “Jack” Wennberg Fellow for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation.

Her work has been published in

Her work has also been referenced in The New York Times, the Atlantic Monthly and Slate Magazine.

Expertise: Health Law and Policy, Assisted Reproduction Law, Genetics and Torts

Education: Harvard University, Ph.D. in Health Policy; Emory University, J.D. (cum laude, Order of the Coif); Dartmouth College, B.A. (cum laude).

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