Timothy Jost

Timothy Stoltzfus Jost, J.D (University of Chicago, cum laude, Order of the Coif), holds the Robert L. Willett Family Professorship of Law at the Washington and Lee University School of Law. Prior to coming to Washington and Lee in 2001, Professor Timothy Jost taught for twenty years at Ohio State University where he held appointments in the law and medical schools and the Newton D. Baker, Baker and Hostetler Chair. He has also taught courses at Virginia, Houston, Oxford, Toronto, Osgoode Hall (York), and Göttingen. Timothy Jost was the recipient of two Fulbright grants, a Western European Research Grant in 1989 and a grant to study in Germany in 1996 and 1997.

Professor Jost is a coauthor of a casebook, Health Law, used widely throughout the United States since 1989 in teaching health law and now in its sixth edition. He is also the author or editor of Health Care at Risk, A Critique of the Consumer-Driven Movement; Health Care Coverage Determinations: An International Comparative Study (recently translated into Chinese), Readings in Comparative Health Law and Bioethics; Medicare and Medicaid Fraud and Abuse; and Regulation of the Health Care Professions. He also co-authored a casebook on property law.

Professor Timothy Jost has published over 150 monographs, articles, and book chapters on health care regulation and comparative health law and policy in law, medicine, and health policy journals. He edits two Social Science Research Network electronic journals and serves on the editorial boards of several print journals. In recent years he has participated in symposia and given presentations at Harvard, Yale, Chicago, Columbia, New York University, Texas, Virginia, Princeton, Georgetown, George Washington, Saint Louis, Indiana, Loyola Chicago, Case Western Reserve, Toronto, Alberta, and Chengdu and Tsinghua University in China. He has also spoken frequently at health reform conferences and at congressional and media briefings. He is interviewed regularly by the print and broadcast media and has been quoted recently in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Associated Press, Washington Post, Reuters, Politico, the Hill, NPR, and the Guardian, as well as in the trade press and regional newspapers.

Professor Jost blogs regularly for Health Affairs, the nation’s leading health policy journal. In his widely read blog posts, he has analyzed virtually every rule and guidance issued by the Departments of Health and Human Services, Labor, and Treasury implementing Title I of the Affordable Care Act, as well as on many of the court cases involving the Affordable Care Act. Three of Professor Timothy Jost‘s blog posts made the list of the ten most-read Health Affairs blog posts of 2011, with his post on the Eleventh Circuit’s Affordable Care Act case taking the number one spot. The New England Journal of Medicine regularly publishes Professor Jost‘s Perspectives columns.

Professor Jost is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, the American Law Institute, and the National Academy of Social Insurance, and a member of the American Society of Law and Medicine, and the American Health Lawyers Association, the American Society of Comparative Law, and the American Bar Association. He is also a funded consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.