In Fall 2019, Mariah Dick (‘19) joined the CWRU Law-Medicine Center as the Dean Lindsey Cowen Research Fellow, assisting faculty with cutting-edge research at the intersection of law, medicine and ethics.
Dick earned a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science in 2012 and a law degree from Case Western Reserve University's School of Law. As a law student, she clerked at the Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals, and she served as the Editor-in-Chief of Health Matrix: The Journal of Law-Medicine.
Her research interests include the legal and ethical ramifications of emerging healthcare technologies, systemic barriers to women's healthcare and the administrative regulation of healthcare and medicine.
Dick has assisted Law-Medicine faculty with projects related to HIV public health surveillance, regulation of gene-editing technology, discrimination arising from the use of artificial intelligence in health care, and international regulation of health data privacy. In light of COVID-19, Dick has taken on additional duties and assists with remote instruction and technology troubleshooting.
Case Western Reserve University School of Law received a generous gift from Ms. Pat Ferry that establishes the Dean Lindsey Cowen Research Fellowship. Cowen Fellowships are awarded to Case Western Reserve University School of Law graduates with a strong record of academic achievement and a demonstrated interest in Health Law. The Fellows become an integral part of the Law-Medicine Center, assisting faculty members with research, co-authoring articles, teaching and more.
Our fellows go on to have distinguished health law careers and consider the fellowship to be a valuable part of their training.