Dean Harris

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Dean Harris, JD

Clinical Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management


Professor Harris works with colleagues in China and Taiwan on analyzing systems for handling medical disputes and proposed reforms of medical malpractice laws. Read More

Professor Harris teaches courses on comparative health systems, health law, and global perspectives on ethical issues. He frequently travels to Asia and Europe to give lectures and seminars. His interests include the use of law and regulation as tools for health system reform, as well as capacity building for regulation in public health.

Since 2003, his work in China has included lectures, seminars, and training programs at several universities. From 2004 to 2013, he was appointed as Adjunct Professor at Peking University, Guanghua School of Management, Health Economics and Management Institute (HEMI) in Beijing. In 2007, Professor Harris participated in providing a “Training Course on Hospital Management” in Beijing, for Peking Union Medical College. In 2006, he participated in providing a “Workshop for Government Health Officials” in Beijing, for China’s Ministry of Health (Health Human Resources Development Center).

Professor Harris is a member of the American Health Lawyers Association, the European Association of Health Law, and the World Association for Medical Law. He is the author of Contemporary Issues in Healthcare Law and Ethics, 4rd edition, which will be published by Health Administration Press in 2014, and Ethics in Health Services and Policy: A Global Approach, which was published by Jossey-Bass/John Wiley & Sons, Inc., in 2011.

Active Projects

Professor Harris was the lead author on a published article about China’s regulation on the handling of medical accidents. He is currently working with colleagues to update that research in light of recent health reforms, changes in the law, new systems of alternative dispute resolution, and the continuing problem of violence against health professionals in China.


  • China
  • Japan
  • Taiwan



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