TINA BATRA HERSHEY, JD, MPH is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and an Adjunct Professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law, where she teaches courses on health care compliance and health law and ethics. Specific course topics include health care reform, professional and institutional liability, medical staff credentialing, fraud and abuse, development and implementation of corporate compliance plans, risk management, and antitrust.
In addition, Ms. Hershey is the Assistant Director for Law and Policy at the Center for Public Health Practice at Pitt Public Health where she researches legal and ethical issues related to the delivery of health care, as well as public health preparedness, response, and recovery. Ms. Hershey is actively involved in efforts to assist Indian tribes with legal preparedness for public health emergencies, as well as other state and national programs involving legal preparedness. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to legal preparedness and the role of the judiciary in disasters and emergencies.
Before coming to Pitt Public Health, Ms. Hershey was a health care attorney in Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh. Her practice included counseling clients regarding contractual issues and federal and state fraud concerns, including anti-kickback, self-referral, false claims, and false billings issues; negotiating civil settlement and corporate integrity agreements; developing and evaluating corporate compliance programs; and conducting health regulatory due diligence.
Ms. Hershey is a cum laude graduate of Villanova University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with minors in Biology and History. She participated in a dual degree program whereby she received a Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University School of Law (with honors) and a Master of Public Health in Health Policy from The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She is a member of the Pennsylvania and District of Columbia Bars.