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Patricia C. Kuszler
Adjunct Professor
Associate Dean, Law School
Professor, Law (primary appt.)

Research Interests:
Bioethics; genetics and the law; global health; health and human rights; medical malpractice; public health law

Contact Information

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School of Law
University of Washington
Seattle, WA 98195-4600

campus box:   353020
voice:   206-685-0511
fax:   206-543-5671


JD   Yale University, 1991
MD   Mayo Medical School/graduate School, 1978
BA   Mills College, 1974

Teaching   (Department of Health Services Courses)

Recent Publications

Pierce BL, Carlson CS, Kuszler PC, Stanford JL, Austin MA. The impact of patents on the development of genome-based clinical diagnostics: an analysis of case studies. Genet Med. 2009 Mar;11(3):202-9.  PMID: 19367193    PMCID: PMC2873842

Burke W, Kuszler P, Starks H, Holland S, Press N. Translational genomics: seeking a shared vision of benefit. Am J Bioeth. 2008 Mar;8(3):54-6; discussion W1-3.  PMID: 18570105    PMCID: PMC2633471

Garrison LP Jr, Carlson RJ, Carlson JJ, Kuszler PC, Meckley LM, Veenstra DL. A review of public policy issues in promoting the development and commercialization of pharmacogenomic applications: challenges and implications. Drug Metab Rev. 2008;40(2):377-401. Review.  PMID: 18464050

Kuszler PC. Biotechnology entrepreneurship and ethics: principles, paradigms, and products. Med Law. 2006 Sep;25(3):491-502.  PMID: 17078522

Kuszler PC. A question of duty: common law legal issues resulting from physician response to unsolicited patient email inquiries. J Med Internet Res. 2000 Jul-Sep;2(3):E17.  PMID: 11720940    PMCID: PMC1761858