Areas of Expertise
Health care law; bioethics; public health law; bioethics, gender and the law; family law; genetics and the law; health care quality and safety; torts; health equity; surrogacy and assisted reproduction; reproductive rights; biosciences and the law; clinical trials and research ethics.
Seema Mohapatra is an expert in the areas of health care law, public health law, bioethics, torts and family law. Her research interests include the intersection of biosciences and the law, assisted reproduction and surrogacy, international family and health law, health care disparities in the United States, and informed consent. She has authored articles and book chapters on topics such as insurance coverage of infertility and assisted reproduction, genetics and health privacy, international surrogacy laws, and equity in health care coverage.
Professor Mohapatra regularly presents her research nationally and internationally at legal and medical conferences and symposia. She often speaks to the media about a wide variety of health law and bioethical topics, and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Times of India and Huffington Post and on National Public Radio.
Prior to teaching, Mohapatra practiced health law in Chicago at Sidley & Austin and Foley & Lardner. She earned her J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and has a master's degree in public health with a concentration in chronic disease epidemiology from Yale University. She earned a bachelor of arts in natural sciences, with a minor in women's studies, from Johns Hopkins University.View full bio
WISH-TV, "Lawyer: Possible risks with mail-in genetic tests": https://www.wishtv.com/news/lawyer-possible-risks-with-mail-in-genetic-tests/
New York Times, "Freezing Eggs as Part of Employee Benefits: Some Women See Darker Message": https://www.nytimes.com/2014/10/15/upshot/egg-freezing-as-a-work-benefit-some-women-see-darker-message.html
Updated on: April 21, 2020