Ryan Abbott, M.D., J.D., M.T.O.M., is Associate Professor of Law at Southwestern Law School. He has served as a consultant on health care financing and regulation, intellectual property, and public health for international organizations, academic institutions and private enterprises including the World Health Organization, World Intellectual Property Organization and University of California, Los Angeles. Professor Abbott has published widely on issues associated with health care law and intellectual property protection in legal, medical, and scientific peer-reviewed journals.
Professor Abbott is a licensed physician, attorney, and acupuncturist. He is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and the Yale Law School, as well as a Summa Cum Laude graduate from Emperor’s College (MTOM) and a Summa Cum Laude graduate from University of California, Los Angeles (BS). Professor Abbott has been the recipient of numerous research fellowships, scholarships and awards, and has served as Principal Investigator of biomedical research studies at University of California. He is a registered patent attorney with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and a member of the California and New York State Bars.
Some of Dr. Abbott’s recent publications include:
- Big Data and Pharmacovigilance: Using Health Information Exchanges to Revolutionize Drug Safety, Forthcoming in the Iowa Law Review.
- Treating the Health Care Crisis: Complementary and Alternative Medicine for PPACA, 14 DePaul J. Health Care L. 35 (2012).
- Ryan Abbott et al., Impact of Strong Intellectual Property Protection on Access to Medicines in Jordan. Medicines Transparency Alliance, 9 Journal of Generic Medicines 75 (2012).
- Ryan Abbott et al., Medical Student Attitudes Toward Complementary, Alternative, and Integrative Medicine, 2009 Evid Based Complement Alternat Med 1.