Stacey A. Tovino

Lincy Professor of Law
Lehman Professor of Law
 
Phone: 702-895-2625
Education:
B.A., magna cum laude, Tulane University
J.D., magna cum laude, University of Houston Law Center
Ph.D., with distinction, University of Texas Medical Branch

Professor Stacey A. Tovino is a leading expert in health law, bioethics, and the medical humanities. She has particular expertise in mental health law, health information confidentiality law, and neurolaw, and she frequently explores issues that lie at the intersection of health law and other fields, such as gaming law. Educated as both a lawyer and a humanist, Professor Tovino publishes her interdisciplinary work in textbooks, casebooks, edited readers, law reviews, medical and science journals, and ethics and humanities journals. Recent law review publications include articles in the Tulane Law Review, Florida State University Law Review, Houston Law Review, University of Richmond Law Review, Kentucky Law Journal, Penn State Law Review, Harvard Journal on Legislation, and Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, among many other general and specialty journals.

Professor Tovino's second book, The HIPAA Privacy Rule: Theory, Practice, and Policy, is forthcoming by Carolina Academic Press in 2015. Professor Tovino's other 2014-2015 research projects relate to the legal treatment of individuals with gambling disorder, the health information confidentiality implications of grateful patient fundraising, the ethical implications of significant physician involvement in health care philanthropy, and the implications of advances in neuroscience for health insurance law, disability benefit law, and disability discrimination law.

Professor Tovino is a frequent speaker on the local, national, and international level. She has been invited to guest lecture and present papers on a range of health law, bioethics and medical humanities topics at schools of law, medicine, public health, pharmacy, life sciences, health sciences and public policy, as well as undergraduate and graduate departments of neuroscience, biology, psychology, sociology, philosophy, and humanities across the country.

Prior to joining the faculty at Boyd, Professor Tovino served as Director of the Health Law and Policy Center and Associate Professor of Law at Drake University Law School (2008-10); Assistant Professor of Law at Hamline University School of Law (2006-08); Visiting Assistant Professor, Research Professor, and Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center (2003-06); and attorney in the Health Industries Group of the Houston office of the international law firm Vinson & Elkins (1997-2003). During her practice, Professor Tovino represented physicians, scientists, allied health professionals, general and special hospitals, academic medical centers, organ procurement organizations, blood banks, AIDS clinics, and nonprofit health care organizations in civil and regulatory matters.