For Educators

Educators impart theory, methods, and skills to students engaged in public health, law, public policy, and other social science programs. With growing needs for legal epidemiology in those fields, core components of academic programs can include learning about the theory that underlies the relationship between law and public health, the importance of objective legal analysis to public health initiatives, and substantive legal solutions to public health programs. Developing competency-based training is an integral component of teaching legal epidemiology to students.

The following resources support learning about legal epidemiology, from undergraduate studies to graduate schools and into practice thereafter.

Foundational materials

Trainings and webinars


  • A scan of existing resources on policy surveillance and 50-state surveys
    • Publicly available resources published between 1/1/2010 and 4/1/2014 on public health-related surveillance and surveys of law and policies across jurisdictions
  • The Legal Epidemiology Competency Model
    • Guidelines for minimum competencies in legal epidemiology (including research and translation knowledge and skills) required of public health practitioners, lawyers, and policy experts working in state, tribal, local, or territorial health departments
  • Learning opportunities for students