Professor King’s expertise is in the study of law, medicine, ethics and public policy. She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Hygiene and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University. She is the co-author of Cases and Materials on Law, Science and Medicine. She teaches Family Law courses and offers a seminar in Bioethics and the Law. She is a member of the American Law Institute and the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the Hastings Center. Her work in the field of bioethics has included service on the HEW-Advisory Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee, the President’s Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research, the National Commission for the Protection of Human Subjects of Biomedical and Behavioral Research, and the Ethics, Legal and Social Issues Working Group of the Human Genome Project. She is a fellow of the Harvard Corporation and a member of the Board of Trustees of Wheaton College. Her professional experience before joining the Law Center faculty in 1973 was primarily in the civil rights field; she was the Deputy Director of the Office of Civil Rights and Special Assistant to the Chairman of the EEOC. She also served as a Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Division of the Department of Justice.



Biolaw: A Legal and Ethical Reporter on Medicine, Health Care, and Bioengineering (James Childress & Patricia A. King eds., Bethesda, Md.: University Publications of America 2005-2007) (publishing bimonthly updates).
Patricia A. King, Judith C. Areen & Lawrence O. Gostin, Law, Medicine and Ethics (New York: Foundation Press 2006).
Lawrence O. Gostin, Judith C. Areen, Patricia A. King, Steven Goldberg & Peter D. Jacobson, Law, Science and Medicine (New York: Foundation Press 3d ed. 2005).

Contributions to Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Alexandra E. Shields, Michael Fortun, Evelynn M. Hammonds, Patricia A. King, Caryn Lerman, Rayna Rapp & Patrick F. Sullivan, The Use of Race Variables in Genetic Studies of Complex Traits and the Goal of Reducing Health Disparities: A Transdisciplinary Perspective, 60 Am. Psych. 77-103 (2005).

Book Chapters & Collected Works

Patricia A. King, Race, Equity, Health Policy, and the African American Community, in African American Bioethics: Culture, Race, and Identity 67-92 (Lawrence J. Prograis, Jr. & Edmund D. Pellegrino eds., Wash., D.C.: Georgetown University Press 2007). [BOOK]