Scholarship at the intersection of healthcare and the law

SMU Dedman School of Law Associate Dean of Research Nathan Cortez says the FDA is woefully understaffed to review thousands of new health apps.

Professor Cortez teaches and writes in the areas of health law, administrative law, and FDA law with a focus on emerging markets in health care and biotechnology. He is one of the world’s leading legal scholars on medical tourism, patient mobility, and cross-border health insurance.
His research also addresses mobile health technologies, how to regulate innovations that disrupt static regulatory regimes, the First Amendment restraints on FDA regulation (including FDA’s graphic tobacco warnings), immigration federalism, and alternative modes of regulation.


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