Govind Persad

(303) 871-3556

Health Law

Assistant Professor
Health Law

B.A., 2006, Stanford University
B.S., 2007, Stanford University
J.D., 2013, Stanford Law School, with pro bono distinction
Ph.D., 2015, Stanford University


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 American Journal of Law and Medicine, Boston College Law Review, Chicago Journal of International Law, and Yale Journal of Law and Technology, 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. In 2018, he will teach Health Law.

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.


Featured Publications

Paying Patients: Legal and Ethical Dimensions, 20 Yale J.L. & Tech. 177. (2018).

Transparency Trade-Offs: Priority-Setting, Scarcity, and Health Fairness, in Transparency in Health and Health Care (I. Glenn Cohen, Holly Fernandez Lynch & Barbara Evans eds.), forthcoming.

Bankruptcy Beyond Status Maintenance, 11 Va. L. & Bus. Rev. 451 (2017).

Beyond Administrative Tunnel Vision: Widening the Lens of Costs and Benefits, 15 Geo. J.L. & Pub. Pol’y 941 (2017). Invited symposium contribution.

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University of Denver
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