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John D. Blum

Title/s:  Professor of Law Emeritus

Office #:  Corboy 724

Phone: 773-812-3415

Email: jblum@luc.edu

CV Link: John Blum CV

External Webpage: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/cf_dev/AbsByAuth.cfm?per_id=223628"


John D. Blum is the founding Director of the Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy and the inaugural holder of the Beazley Chair in Health Law. He has taught a wide number of health law and policy courses, most recently Government Health Policy, Topics in Long Term Care, and Public Health Law. In 2011, he was awarded the Jay Healey Health Law Teachers Award by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics in recognition for his work in the field. Blum is a two-time Fulbright Scholar in Canada and Malaysia respectively. He is widely published in health law and policy areas in both the legal and health science literature. Over the years, Professor Blum has been very active in the American Health Lawyers Association and the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association and has been a lecturer at universities in North America, Europe, and Asia.


BA, Canisius College
JD, Notre Dame Law School
MS, Health Administration, Harvard University Chan School of Public Health

Program Areas

Health Law & Policy, Public Health, Long Term Care, Comparative Health Law & Policy

Professional & Community Affiliations

Harvard University School of Public Health, Leadership Council, 2004 -

Illinois Association of Hospital Attorneys, Board of Directors

National Health Lawyers Association, Education Fund, Member

Courses Taught

Government Health Policy, Topics in Long Term Care, Public Health Law

Selected Publications

Blum J.D., “The Naprapath in the Rainforest” 13 Nexus Journal of Law and Policy, Chapman University School of Law, 2013.

Blum J.D., “Restoring the Parameters of Public Health in a Time of Hobby Lobby & Ebola,” 2 Belmont Law Review 119, 2015.

Blum J.D., “Achieving Patient Engagement” 2016 NYU Review of Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation Chapter 14.

Blum J.D., Paradise J. “Public Health Preparedness & Response: An Exercise in Administrative Law” 20 DePaul J. Health Care Law 2019. 

Blum J.D., “Introduction to Current Topics in Health Law” 47 The Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics no, 4, 6-8, 2019.

Blum J.D., “Tobacco Product Warnings in the Midst of Vaping” 23 Chapman L.R. 53 2020.