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Katherine Drabiak, JD

Katherine Drabiak, JD


Contact Info

  • Office: CPH 2138
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  • Academic Phone: 8139741335
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  • JD, Law, Indiana University, 2008
  • BA, Law, University of California, 2005




  • Health Law
  • Public Health Law
  • Medical Ethics/Bioethics


Katherine Drabiak, JD, is a 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 is focused in health law, public health law 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; American Medical Association Journal of Ethics; Bioethics; and Clinical Ethics. Her writing has appeared in popular media outlets including The Hill, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Orlando Sentinel, and more. 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 Executive Leadership Program.