Barbara A. Reich
Professor of Law
Courses Taught: Bioethics, Torts, Comparative End-of-Life Law, End-of-Life Law, Genetics & the Law, Health Care Finance & Delivery, Health Law Liability & Quality, Medical Technology Law, Public Health Law
Barbara Reich is a Professor of Law at Western New England University School of Law. She joined the law faculty in 2005 and teaches Torts and a variety of health law subjects. She has served as a member of Mercy Hospital's Ethics and Social Justice Committee and Ethics Consultation Committee and as a member of Baystate Medical Center's Institutional Review Board. Before joining the faculty at Western New England University, she taught health law and bioethics courses for eight years at the University of Florida’s Colleges of Law, Medicine, and Health Professions as a Lecturer in Law. Barbara also has prior experience as a member of a hospital ethics committee and institutional review board at Florida’s teaching hospital.
She received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Union College, summa cum laude. She then spent two years in private practice in Washington, DC, specializing in pharmaceutical and medical device law. Her research interests include legal and ethical issues in end-of-life decision making; comparative end-of-life law; pediatric health issues; racial disparities in the delivery of health care, clinical research ethics, and the impact of politics in science and medicine.
Barbara was a past Visiting Scholar at Exeter University School of Law in the United Kingdom and Queen's University School of Law in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. She also completed an appointment in Spring 2017 as the Schulich Distinguished Visiting Scholar at Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
Barbara A. Reich, INTIMATIONS OF MORTALITY: DECISION-MAKING AT THE END OF LIFE, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming 2021).
Lars Noah and Barbara A. Noah, LAW, MEDICINE, AND MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY (Foundation Press, 2002). Digital Commons
Barbara A. Reich, Comparative Perspectives on Medical Aid in Dying: The United States and Canada, in ROUTLEDGE HANDBOOK OF GLOBAL HEALTH RIGHTS (Routledge, forthcoming 2020).
Barbara A. Noah, State Adverse Health Incident Reporting Systems in the United States, in GLOBAL PATIENT SAFETY: LAW, POLICY AND PRACTICE 136 (John Tingle et al., eds., Routledge|Taylor & Francis Group 2019). SSRN
Barbara A. Reich, Surrogate Decision-Making: Clinical Uncertainty, Rational Apathy, and the Problem of Trust, ___ ETHICS, MED. & PUB. HEALTH J. ___ (forthcoming 2020) (peer-reviewed).
Barbara A. Noah & René Reich-Graefe, Rational Patient Apathy, 49 SETON HALL L. REV. 535-628 (2019). SSRN
B.A. Noah, Potential Utility of an Independent Decision-Making Board for Seriously Ill Patients Lacking Decisional Capacity, 6 ETHICS, MED. & PUB. HEALTH J. 63 (2018). SSRN
Barbara A. Noah, Two Conflicts in Context: Lessons from the Schiavo and Bland Cases and the Role of Best Interests Analysis in the United Kingdom, 36 HAMLINE L. REV. 239-264 (2013). SSRN Digital Commons
Barbara A. Noah, Race and Healthcare in America: Foreword, 10 HOUS. J. HEALTH L. & POL'Y 195-200 (2010). SSRN
Barbara A. Noah, Just a Spoonful of Sugar: Drug Safety for Pediatric Populations, 37 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 280-91 (2009). SSRN
Barbara A. Noah, A Prescription for Racial Equality in Medicine, 40 CONN. L. REV. 675-721 (2008). SSRN
Lars Noah & Barbara A. Noah, A Drug by Any Other Name ... ? Paradoxes in Dietary Supplement Risk Regulation, 17 STAN. L. & POLICY REV. 165-96 (2006). Digital Commons
Barbara A. Noah, The Role of Religion in the Schiavo Controversy, 6 HOUS. J. HEALTH L. & POL'Y 319-46 (2006). SSRN
Barbara A. Noah, Foreword: Dietary Supplement Regulation in Flux, 31 AM. J.L. & MED. 147-53 (2005). SSRN
Barbara A. Noah, A Review of the New York State Task Force on Life & the Law's Report: Dietary Supplements: Balancing Consumer Choice & Safety, 33 J.L. MED. & ETHICS 860-65 (2005). SSRN
Lars Noah & Barbara A. Noah, Nicotine Withdrawal: Assessing the FDA's Effort to Regulate Tobacco Products, 48 ALA. L. REV. 1-63 (1996). Digital Commons
Lars Noah and Barbara A. Noah, Liberating Commercial Speech: Product Labeling Controls and the First Amendment, 47 FLA. L. REV. 63-112 (1995). Digital Commons