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Susan A. Channick

Professor of Law
Co-Director, Institute for Health Law Studies
CWSL Director, CWSL/UCSD Joint Master Degree in Health Law & Policy

B.A. Cornell University (1965)
J.D. California Western School of Law (1980)
M.P.H. Harvard University School of Public Health (2001)

Health Law & Policy, Public Health Law, Law, Aging and Policy, Health Law Survey, Remedies, Contracts, Trusts & Estates, Estate Planning, and Community Property

Professor Channick joined the California Western School of Law faculty in 1987.  After graduating from law school in 1980, she spent seven years in law practice in the areas of tax, business, and estate planning.  After teaching for a number of years in the transactional curriculum, Professor Channick became interested in the legal issues affecting health care and the elderly.  In 2000-2001, she earned a Masters in Public Health from the Harvard University School of Public Health with an emphasis in health policy.

Professor Channick currently teaches predominantly in the health law area and frequently speaks and participates in conferences devoted to domestic health law issues.  Her scholarly interests have been in health law issues relating to an aging population, access to health care, design and implementation of health care reform, and, most recently, issues of health care cost containment.

Professor Channick co-directs the CWSL Institute of Health Law Studies.  She is also the CWSL director of and a teacher in the joint health law master degree program, a collaborative degree program offered by California Western School of Law and the University of California, San Diego.

Law Review Articles

  • Susan Adler Channick, The ACA, Provider Mergers and Hospital Pricing: Experimenting With Smart, Lower-Cost Health Insurance Options, 6 Wm & Mary Pol'y Rev. 1 (2015).
  • Susan Adler Channick, Health Care Cost Containment: No Longer an Option but a Mandate, 13 Nev. L.J. 792 (2013).
  • Susan A. Channick, Taming the Beast of Health Care Costs: Why Medicare Reform Alone is Not Enough, 21 Annals Health L. 63 (2012).
  • Susan A. Channick, The Vulnerabilities of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the Tragedy of Repeal, 38 Rutgers L. Rec. 153 (2011).
  • Susan Adler Channick, Will Americans Embrace Single-Payer Health Insurance: The Intractable Barriers of Inertia, Free Market and Culture, 28 Law & Ineq. 1 (2010).
  • Susan A. Channick, Can State Health Reform Initiatives Achieve Universal Coverage: Lessons from California’s Recent Failed Experiment, 18 S. Cal. Interdisc. L.J. 485 (2009).