The USF College of Public Health recently welcomed John Petrila, JD, LLM, as chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management.
Dr. Petrila joined the college as a professor in 2012, but is no stranger to the University of South Florida or the College. He joined USF as chair of the Department of Mental Health Law and Policy at the Florida Mental Health Institute. He served as chair of FMHI until 2005. During his tenure, Dr. Petrila began teaching a Health Care Law and Regulation course at the COPH, a course he continues to teach
Before coming to USF, he served as general counsel to the New York Office of Mental Health, the largest public mental health agency in the United States.Dr. Petrila’s research interests include the impact of health law on population health, disparities in access to health care, and the development and implementation of health policy.........Read More