Professor Michelle Mello is a leading empirical health law scholar whose research is focused on understanding the effects of law and regulation on health care delivery and population health outcomes. She teaches at Stanford Law School and the Stanford University School of Medicine in the Department of Health Research and Policy. Previously, she was teaching at the Harvard School of Public Health, and was the Director of Harvard’s Program in Law and Public Health. She has authored more than 150 articles and book chapters on medical malpractice, patient safety, research ethics, pharmaceutical regulation and dozens of other topics, and is a frequent contributor to the New England Journal of Medicine. Professor Mello’s outstanding professional achievement and commitment to service has been widely recognized: in 2013, she was elected to the National Academy of Medicine; she has also garnered the Alice S. Hersh New Investigator Award from AcademyHealth; the Greenwall Faculty Scholars Award in Bioethics; and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Investigator Award in Health Policy Research.