The Historical Legacy of Public Health and Eugenics

Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 11:45 am - 1 pm
Location: Room 170


Paul A. Lombardo

Bobby Lee Cook Professor of Law


The eugenics movement provided the motive force for over 100 laws passed in the US.  They included restrictions on marriage and immigration, screening for STIs, and mandates for eugenic sterilization. Prominent members of the public health community supported each type of 20th Century eugenic legislation.   Since heredity is invoked today as a key factor affecting public health, this history remains very relevant to public health professionals.

For more information, please contact the Center for Law, Health & Society’s associate director Stacie Kershner, JD, at 404-413-9088 or

This event will be held at Georgia State University College of Law, 140 Decatur Street, Atlanta, Georgia 30303

For information on directions and parking, visit

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Lunch will be provided.

CLE has been applied for from the State Bar of Georgia Commission on Continuing Lawyer Competency (cost is $5). To receive credit, please bring your Georgia Bar number and sign in at the CLE table.

Contact : Stacie Kershner


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