Joan H. Krause

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  • J.D. (Order of the Coif), Stanford University
  • B.A., Political Science (Honors, summa cum laude), Yale University

Professor Joan H. Krause is professor (secondary appointment) in the Department of Social Medicine, School of Medicine; and adjunct professor of health policy and management in the School of Public Health. She previously served as George Butler Research Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Health Law & Policy Institute at the University of Houston Law Center, where she joined the faculty in 2001. From 1997-2001, Professor Krause was a member of the health law faculty at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. Before attending law school, Professor Krause worked as a medical writer/editor in the pharmaceutical industry. After law school, she served as a law clerk for the Honorable Dorothy W. Nelson of the United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit. Following her clerkship, Professor Krause was an associate in the Health Practice Group of Hogan & Hartson in Washington, D.C., where her work focused on regulatory and administrative health care matters with an emphasis on health care fraud and abuse. She teaches a variety of health law courses, as well as Criminal Law for first-year students. Her research interests include Health Law, Criminal Law, and Women and the Law. She is the co-author of HEALTH LAW AND BIOETHICS: CASES IN CONTEXT (2009) and PRACTICING BIOETHICS LAW (2016).

Professor Krause received her B.A. with Honors in Political Science from Yale University, where she graduated summa cum laude. She received her J.D. with distinction from Stanford Law School, where she was elected to the Order of the Coif and served as Senior Articles Editor of the Stanford Law and Policy Review, as well as a Writer and Copy Editor for the Stanford Law Journal.

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  • PRACTICING BIOETHICS LAW (with L. Griffin) (Foundation Press, 2016). [KF306 .G75 2016]
  • Truth, Falsity and Fraud: Off-Label Drug Settlements and the Future of the Civil False Claims Act, 71 FOOD & DRUG L.J. 401 (2016). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
  • Integration, Fragmentation, and Human Nature: The Role of Fraud and Abuse Laws in a Changing Healthcare System, in OXFORD HANDBOOK OF U.S. HEALTH LAW, OXFORD HANDBOOKS ONLINE (Oxford University Press, 2016). [Document Link KF3821 .O98 2017 ]
  • Off-Label Drug Promotion and the Ephemeral Line Between Marketing and Education, 2 J. L. & BIOSCI. 705 (2015). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, BEPress, Document Link]
  • Skilling and the Pursuit of Healthcare Fraud, 66 U. MIAMI L. REV. 363 (2012). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
  • Can Health Law Truly Become Patient Centered?, 45 WAKE FOREST L. REV. 1489 (2010). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
  • Following the Money in Health Care Fraud:  Reflections on a Modern-Day Yellow Brick Road, 36 AM. J.L. & MED. 343 (2010). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein]
  • HEALTH LAW AND BIOETHICS: CASES IN CONTEXT (R. Saver, J. Krause, S. Johnson & R. Fretwell Wilson eds.) (Aspen Pub., 2009). [KF3821 .H4345 2009]
  • United States v. Krizek: Rough Justice Under the Civil False Claims Act (with T. Greaney), in HEALTH LAW & BIOETHICS: CASES IN CONTEXT 187 (S. Johnson, J. Krause, R. Saver, R. Wilson, eds., Aspen Publishers 2009). [KF3821 .H4345 2009]
  • Distorted "Reflections" of Battered Women Who Kill: A Response to Professor Dressler, 4 OHIO ST. J. CRIM. L. 555 (2007). [Westlaw, Lexis/Nexis, SSRN, Hein, BEPress]
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