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Tina Batra Hershey, JD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Health Policy and Management

Assistant Director for Law and Policy, Center for Public Health Practice


130 DeSoto Street, A734 Crabtree
R-znvy: gou61@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-838-7774
Fax: 967-838-7773

Personal Statement

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 the 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.


1999, Juris Doctor (with honors), The George Washington University Law School, Washington, DC
1999, Master of Public Health in Health Policy, The George Washington University School of Health and Health Services, Washington, DC
1996, Bachelor of Arts, Psychology (cum laude), Villanova University, Villanova, Pa


HPM 2130, Health Law and Ethics
HPM 2134, Introduction to Health Care Compliance

Research Interests

Healthcare compliance; the impact of laws and regulations on the delivery and administration of health care services; public health legal preparedness, response and recovery; Tribal public health and emergency preparedness law; the impact of laws and regulations on population health

Selected Publications

Hershey TB and Kahn JM. State sepsis mandates - a new era for regulation of hospital quality. N Engl J Med. 2017:376:2311-2313. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1611928.

Hershey TB, Pryde JA, Mwaungulu GS Jr, Phifer VI, Rozsak AR. Putting the law into practice: a comparison of isolation and quarantine as tools to control TB and Ebola. J Public Health Manag Pract. 2017 Mar/Apr;23(2):e25-e31. doi: 10.1097/PHH.0000000000000327.


Hershey TB, Van Nostrand E, Sood RK, Potter M. Legal Considerations for Health Care Practitioners After Superstorm Sandy. Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. 2016 Jun;10(3):518-24. doi: 10.1017/dmp.2016.



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