Eric A. Feldman, JD, PhD

Eric A.  Feldman, JD, PhD
Senior Fellow

Professor of Law; Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Public Health Interests

HIV/AIDS, Law, Substance Abuse



Current Public-Health Related Activities

Eric Feldman’s expertise is in Japanese law, comparative public health law, torts, and law and society. His books and articles explore the comparative dimensions of rights, dispute resolution, and legal culture, often in the context of urgent policy issues including the regulation of smoking, HIV/AIDS, and natural and nuclear disasters. Feldman has twice been a Fulbright Scholar in Japan and has received grants and fellowships from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the American Bar Association, the National Science Foundation, and the Social Science Research Council, among others. He is the author or editor of books published by Cambridge University Press, Oxford University Press, and Harvard University Press, and his articles have appeared in journals including the California Law Review, Law in Japan, American Journal of Comparative Law, Los Angeles Times, Social and Legal Studies, Hastings Center Report, Lancet, Law and Society Review, and the Journal of General Internal Medicine.

Select Publications:

E-Cigarette Regulation in China: The Road Ahead, 11 U. PA. ASIAN L. REV. 409 (2016) (with Chai Yue).

Compensating the Victims of Japan’s 3-11 Fukushima Disaster, 16 ASIAN-PAC. L. & POL'Y J. 127 (2015).

Layers of Law: The Case of E-Cigarettes, 10 FLA. INT'L U. L. REV 111 (2015)

Natural Disasters, Nuclear Disasters, and Global Governance, in COMPARATIVE LAW ANDREGULATION (David Zaring & Francesca Bignami, eds., forthcoming 2015) (forthcoming)