Michelle Mello, JD, PhD
Dr. Mello conducts empirical research into issues at the intersection of law, ethics, and health policy. She has written on the medical malpractice system, medical errors and patient safety, research ethics, mass tort litigation, the obesity epidemic, pharmaceuticals, and bioethics. Recent projects include a study of legal relationships between academic investigators and industry sponsors of clinical trials, and an analysis of patient safety regulation.
- Professor, Health Policy and Management, Harvard School of Public Health
- Director, Program in Law and Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health
- JD, 2000, Yale Law School
- PhD, 1999, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Health Policy and Administration
- Mello, M. & Studdert, D. (2008). Deconstructing Negligence: The Role of Individual and System Factors in Causing Medical Injuries. Georgetown Law Journal, 96(1), 599-623.
- Studdert, D.M., Mello, M.M., Gawande, A.A., Gandhi, T.K., Kachalia, A., Yoon, C., ... Brennan, T.A. (2006). Claims, errors, and compensation payments in medical malpractice litigation. New England Journal of Medicine, 354, 2024-2033.
- Mello, M.M. & Studdert, D.M. The medical malpractice system: structure and performance. In W.M. Sage & R. Kersh (eds.), Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System: New Century, Different Issues (pp. 11-29). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.
- Brennan, T.A., Mello, M.M., & Studdert, D.M. (2006). Liability, patient safety, and defensive medicine: what does the future hold?. In W.M. Sage & R. Kersh (Eds.), Medical Malpractice and the U.S. Health Care System: New Century, Different Issues (pp. 93-114). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.