Research

ChangeLab Solutions staff frequently author or contribute to research on a variety of public health topics. The following reflects a sample of their work.

Tobacco Control

Feighery, Ribisl, Schleicher, Zellers and Wellington, "How Do Minimum Cigarette Price Laws Affect Cigarette Prices at the Retail Level?" Tobacco Control (BMJ Publishing Group) 14: 80-85 (2005).

Graff, "State Taxation of Online Tobacco Sales: Circumventing the Archaic Bright Line Penned By Quill," Florida Law Review, 58:2 (April 2006).

Leverett, Ashe, Gerard, Jenson and Woollery, "Tobacco Use: Impact of Prices," Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 30:3 (Fall 2002), p. 88.

Zellers and Graff, Workplace Smoking: Options for Employees and Legal Risks for Employers, a law synopsis from the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium (April 2008).

Zellers and McLaughlin, "State and Local Policy as a Tool to Complement and Supplement the FDA Law," Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal, vol 2, no. 1 (Winter 2010)

Zellers, Thomas and Ashe, "Legal Risks to Employers Who Allow Smoking in the Workplace," American Journal of Public Health, vol. 97, no. 8 (August 2007).

Land Use

Ashe, Jernigan, Kline and Galaz, "Land Use Planning and the Control of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Fast Food Restaurants," American Journal of Public Health, Sept 2003; 93: 1404-8.

Feldstein, "Linking Land Use Planning and the Food Environment," International City/County Management Association, 2006.

Henderson and Fry, "Better Parks Through Law and Policy: A Legal Analysis of Authorities Governing Public Parks and Open Spaces," Journal of Physical Activity and Health, Volume 8 (January 2011).

Food Policy

Ashe, Bennett, Economos, Goodman, Schilling, Quintiliani, Rosenbaum, Vincent, and Must, "Assessing Coordination of Legal-Based Efforts across Jurisdictions and Sectors for Obesity Prevention and Control," Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (Summer 2009).

Ashe, Feldstein, Graff, Kline, Pinkas and Zellers, "Local Venues for Change: Legal Strategies for Healthy Environments," Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, 2007; 35: 138-147.

Denning, Graff, and Wooten, "Laws to Require Purchase of Locally Grown Food and Constitutional Limits on State and Local Government: Suggestions for Policymakers and Advocates," Journal of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Community Development (JAFSCD) (August 2010).

Diller and Graff , “Regulating Food Retail for Obesity Prevention: How Far Can Cities Go?” Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics 39(s1): 89-93, 2011

Graff, "First Amendment Implications of Restricting Food and Beverage Marketing in Schools," ANNALS of the American Academy of Political and Social Science (January 2008).

Graff and Ackerman, "A Special Role for Lawyers in a Social Norm Change Movement: From Tobacco Control to Childhood Obesity Prevention," Preventing Chronic Disease (July 2009).

Harris and Graff, “Possibilities for Local Government To Fulfill Its Obligation To Protect Children from Harmful Food-Marketing Practices.” Preventing Chronic Disease 8(5), 2011.

Kappagoda, Graff, and Wong, “Public Health Crisis: Medical-Legal Approaches to Obesity Prevention,” in Tobin Tyler E, et al. (Eds.), Poverty, Health and Law: Readings and Cases for Medical-Legal Partnership. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 601-641, 2011.

Kline, Graff, Zellers and Ashe, "Beyond Advertising Controls: Influencing Junk Food Marketing and Consumption with Policy Innovations Developed in Tobacco Control," Loyola of Los Angeles Law Review, May 2006; 39: 603-646.

Mermin and Graff, "A Legal Primer for the Obesity Prevention Movement," American Journal of Public Health (October 2009).

Must, Bennett, Economos, Goodman, Schilling, Quintiliani, Rosenbaum, Vincent, and Ashe, "Improving Coordination of Legal-Based Efforts across Jurisdictions and Sectors for Obesity Prevention and Control," Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics (Summer 2009).

Patel, Chandran, Hampton, Hecht, Grumbach, Kimura, Braff-Guajardo and Brindis, "Observations of Drinking Water Access in School Food Service Areas Before Implementation of Federal and State School Water Policy, California, 2011," Prev Chronic Dis 2012;110315.

Yancy, Cole, Williams, Hillier, Kline, Ashe, Grier, Backman and McCarthy, "A Cross-Sectional Prevalence Study of Ethnically Targeted and General Audience Outdoor Obesity-Related Advertising," The Milbank Quarterly (2009).

Pharmaceutical Access

Ashe and Duke, Executive Summary, "Pharmaceutical Discounts Under Federal Law: State Program Opportunities," by William von Oehsen, Public Health Institute, 2001. Executive summary reprint in American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, 2003 (Mar 15); 60:551-3.

Duke, "The California Debate: Competing Drug Discount Programs for Millions of Residents," Public Health Institute, 2005.

Duke, "Indigent Medical Care in California: Still Invisible?" 25 Pacific Law Journal 21-66 (October 1993).

Duke, Raube, Lipton, "Patient-Assistance Programs: Assessment of and Use by Safety Net Clinics," American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacy, vol. 62, Apr 1, 2005.

Communicable Disease

Public Health Law Program, TB Control and the Law: Reference Materials for Health Officers, Staff and Attorneys (Public Health Institute, 2003).

Public Health Law (general)

Ashe, "Statutory Compliance and Proposition 65 Settlements," Prop. 65 News, 2000.

Ashe, "Alternative Dispute Resolution and Public Interest Settlements," Forum, National Institute for Dispute Resolution, Summer 1995.

Ashe, "The Low-Level Radioactive Waste Policy Act and the Tenth Amendment: A ‘Paragon of Legislative Success' or a Failure of Accountability?" 20 Ecology Law Quarterly, 267, 1993.

Ashe and Salsburg, "Using Climate-Change Policy to Improve Low-Income Communities' Health," Clearinghouse Review, September-October 2010.

Graff, Ackerman, "A Special Role for Lawyers in a Social Norm Change Movement: From Tobacco Control to Childhood Obesity Prevention" Preventing Chronic Disease, July 2009.