Jay Wolfson, DrPH, JD

Associate Vice President for Health Law, Policy and Safety
Distinguished Service Professor of Public Health and Medicine

Jay Wolfson, DrPH, JD, conducts research and writes about health care law, ethics, policy, technology, safety and finance. He is the distinguished service professor of Public Health and Medicine, associate vice president for Health Law, Policy and Safety.

Dr. Wolfson serves as the project director and principal investigator for PaperFree Florida, a federally funded, regional, public-private partnership that enables clinicians to implement and meaningfully use electronic health information systems. He is co-principal and senior investigator for the USF Health-The Villages Health Status Survey and Health System Innovation and principal investigator and project director for the federally funded Florida Family AIDS Network, which provides care and services for women, children and families infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS. He has generated more than $30 Million in grants and contracts. He was designated a member of the Medicare Competitive Pricing Review Committee, served as associate director of the National Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Veterans Health Administration, VISN 8, and was trustee, vice chair of the board, and chair of finance of Tampa General Hospital for 12 years.

Dr. Wolfson regularly provides research-based policy analyses to legislative, judicial and executive branches of state and federal governments. He is a national health policy consultant to several news organizations and contributes regularly to television, radio and newsprint coverage of health care. He is a founding board member of HealthNewsFlorida.org, the daily, electronic Internet health news source. Dr. Wolfson also is professor of Health Law at Stetson University College of Law and maintains a private health law practice.

Wolfson was appointed Special Guardian Ad Litem for Theresa Marie Schiavo, reporting to Governor Bush and the Florida Courts, and was the named expert on Health Law, Finance and Policy to the Florida Attorney General. He was the Florida Bar appointee to the Governing Board of the Florida Medical Malpractice Joint Underwriting Association, and serves on the Executive Council of the Health Law Section of the Florida Bar.

Jay Wolfson holds a doctorate in public health from the University of Texas, a law degree from Stetson University College of Law, a master’s degree in public health from Indiana University, a master’s degree in history from New York University, and an undergraduate degree in history from the University of Illinois.