Micah Berman

Assistant Professor; Moritz College of Law, College of Public Health

Micah Berman

College of Public Health
Phone: 614-688-1438
Email: mberman@cph.osu.edu
Website: http://go.osu.edu/michahberman
Topics: tobacco


Micah Berman holds a joint appointment with The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and the College of Public Health. His research explores the intersection between public health research and legal doctrine, with a focus on tobacco policy. He has published articles in a number of leading journals, including the American Journal of Law & Medicine, the Brooklyn Law Review, and the American Journal of Public Health.

Prior to joining Ohio State, Berman was a member of the faculty at New England Law | Boston, where he established and directed the Center for Public Health and Tobacco Policy. Under his leadership, the Center developed innovative model ordinances and provided policy support to state and local public health programs. Previously, he taught at Capital University Law School and directed the Ohio Tobacco Public Policy Center.

Professor Berman has also been engaged in public health policy development at the federal level. He has served as an advisor to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Tobacco Products and as a member of the National Institutes of Health’s Council of Public Representatives.

Before entering academia, Berman was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and an associate with the law firm Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP. He received a JD with honors from Stanford Law School and a BA with highest honors in Public Policy from Brandeis University.


JD, Stanford Law School
BA, Public Policy, Brandeis University

Selected Publications

Micah L. Berman, Manipulative Marketing and the First Amendment, 103 GEO. L.J. __ (forthcoming 2014) (http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2294107)

Elizabeth G. Klein, Alex C. Liber, Ross M. Kauffman, Micah Berman, Amy K. Ferketich, Local Smoke-Free Policy Experiences in Appalachian Communities, 39 J. COMM. HEALTH 11 (2014).

Micah L. Berman, Commercial Speech and Tobacco Marketing: A Comparative Discussion of the U.S. and Canada, 39 AM. J. LAW & MED. 218 (2013).

Micah L. Berman, Defining the Field of Public Health Law, 15 DEPAUL J. HEALTH CARE L. 45 (2013).

Lindsay F. Wiley, Micah L. Berman & Doug Blanke, Who’s Your Nanny? Choice, Paternalism and Public Health in the Age of Personal Responsibility, 41 J. L. MED. & ETHICS S88 (2013).

Micah Berman, Rob Crane, Eric Seiber & Mehmet Munur, Estimating the Cost of a Smoking Employee, TOBACCO CONTROL, http://tobaccocontrol.bmj.com/content/early/2013/05/25/tobaccocontrol-2012-050888.full (2013).

Micah L. Berman, Julie Ralston Aoki & Michael Freiberg, From Fenway Park to the Mall of America: How Two Schools Redefined Collaborative Learning, 38 DAYTON L. REV. 157 (2012).

Micah L. Berman, Improving Patient Safety and Providing Fair Compensation, 46 NEW ENG. L. REV. 409 (2012).

Micah L. Berman, A Public Health Perspective on Health Care Reform, 21 HEALTH MATRIX 353 (2011).

Micah L. Berman, From Health Care Reform to Public Health Reform, 39 J. L. MED. & ETHICS 328 (2011).

Micah L. Berman, Smoking Out the Impact of Tobacco-Related Decisions on Public Health Law, 75 BROOK. L. REV. 1 (2010).

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