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Megan S. Wright


Megan S. Wright is an assistant professor of law and medicine — Penn State Law’s first joint appointment with the College of Medicine — as well as an affiliate faculty member with the Department of Sociology and the Rock Ethics Institute in the College of the Liberal Arts. She teaches Introduction to Health Law, Bioethics and Law, and Public Health Law. Her primary research is the intersection of medical decision making, disability, elder law, bioethics, and private law, and she has published extensively in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, including Arizona Law Review, Florida State University Law Review, Maryland Law Review, North Carolina Law Review, Stanford Technology Law Review, Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and JAMA Internal Medicine, among others. Her research on dementia and supported decision making has been recognized by the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (ASLME) as one of the “most cutting-edge issues presented at the 2019 Health Law Professors Conference,” and this research was also selected for the 2018 Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law and ASLME Health Law Scholars Workshop.