Katherine Drabiak, JD, is an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida College of Public Health and College of Medicine. She is also Co-Director of the Law and Medicine Scholarly Concentration Program at USF’s Morsani College of Medicine. Drabiak’s teaching and research focused in health law, public health and medical ethics. Drabiak has authored numerous law review articles and her scholarship has appeared in a variety of other journals including the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, the American Journal of Bioethics, and popular media outlets.
She has experience consulting in both research ethics and clinical ethics to develop guidance policies and best practices. She is currently a member of Advent Health’s Medical Ethics Committee and has worked with the Florida State Bar Association, the Hillsborough County Bar Association, the 13th Judicial Circuit, and the Florida Department of Health. She is particularly developing standards for adapting legal and ethical best practices in areas intersecting law, public health, and medicine.