Micah Berman

Micah Berman

Micah Berman

Stephen F. Loebs Professor in Health Services Management and Policy, College of Public Health; Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law


Areas of Expertise

  • Public Health Law and Policy
  • Health Care Law and Policy
  • Tobacco Policy
  • Global Public Health

Micah Berman is the Stephen F. Loebs Professor in Health Services Management and Policy at The Ohio State University’s College of Public Health. He is also a Professor of Law at The Ohio State University's Michael E. Moritz College of Law. His research explores the intersection between public health research and legal doctrine, and he is a co-author of The New Public Health Law: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Practice and Advocacy (Oxford University Press, 2nd ed. 2022). His research has been funded by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration, the National Cancer Institute, the World Health Organization, the American Heart Association, the Ohio Department of Medicaid, and other sources, and he has published extensively in leading public health, medical, and legal journals. In recognition of his outstanding contributions to public health and tobacco control through both research and advocacy, Professor Berman has received the David P. Rall Award for Advocacy in Public Health from the American Public Health Association (2021) and the John Slade Award from the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco (2023). 

Prior to joining Ohio State, Berman established and directed policy centers in Ohio and Massachusetts that developed innovative model ordinances and provided policy support to state and local public health programs. He has also served as a senior advisor to the FDA’s Center for Tobacco Products, as a visiting scholar at the WHO's Center for International Cooperation on Tobacco Control (in Montevideo, Uruguay), and as a member of the NIH’s Council of Public Representatives. 

Before turning his focus to public health, Berman was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Antitrust Division and an associate with the law firm Stinson LLP. He received a JD with distinction from Stanford Law School and a BA with highest honors in Public Policy from Brandeis University.