Govind Persad

Assistant Professor


Health Law

Professional Biography

Professor Persad’s research interests center on the legal and ethical dimensions of health insurance, health care financing (both domestic and international), and markets in health care services, as well as professional ethics and the regulation of medical research. He has been selected as a 2018-21 Greenwall Faculty Scholar in Bioethics for an ongoing research project on health insurance and protection against financial risk.

His articles have appeared or will appear in the George Washington Law Review, Emory Law Journal, Boston College Law Review, and Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, among others. He was selected as a Health Law Scholar in 2017 and as a BioIP Scholar in 2018 by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Denver, Professor Persad was an Assistant Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, where he was affiliated with the Berman Institute of Bioethics and served on the School's Institutional Review Board, and was a Junior Faculty Fellow at Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. He clerked for the Hon. Carlos Lucero, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, in Denver.

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  • PhD, 2015, Stanford University
  • JD, 2013, Stanford Law School, with pro bono distinction
  • BS, 2007, Stanford University
  • BA, 2006, Stanford University