Professor of Law
Christina S. Ho
Rutgers Law School
S.I. Newhouse Center for Law and Justice
123 Washington Street
Newark, NJ 07102

Professor Christina S. Ho was formerly the Country Director for the Clinton Foundation’s China program.  She also worked on the White House Domestic Policy Council during the Clinton Administration, as well as Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s legislative staff. She joined Rutgers Law from the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center where she founded the China Health Law Initiative.

  • Biography
  • Publications
  • Expertise

Professor Christina S. Ho joined the Rutgers faculty in 2010 from the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center, where she was a Senior Fellow and Project Director of the China Health Law Initiative. She was previously Country Director and senior policy advisor for the Clinton Foundation’s China program. During the Clinton Administration, she worked on the Domestic Policy Council at the White House and later led Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s health legislative staff.

Professor Ho received her A.B. from Harvard College, her M.P.P from Harvard’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, and her J.D. from Harvard Law School.


Are We Suffering from an Undiagnosed Health Right. 42 Am. J. of L. and Medicine ___ (forthcoming 2016). 


Exceptions Meet Absolutism: Outlawing Governmental Underreach in Health Law, 93 Denver L. Rev. 109 (2015) 


Budgeting on Autopilot: Does Sequestration Lock-In Status Quo Majority Advantage?, 50 Tulsa L. Rev. 695 (2015) 


In Defense of Circular Reasoning: The Affordable Care Act and the Resilience of Law and Self-Reference, 5 William & Mary Pol’y Rev. 1 (2014) 


Identifying Gaps in International Food Safety Regulations (with Benn McGrady), 66 Food & Drug L. J. 183 (2011) 


Health Care Reform and De Facto Federalism in China, 8 China: An Int’ll J. 33 (2010) 


Backfiring in Race Relations and Markets, 13 Stanford L. & Pol’y Rev. 323 (2002)


Book Chapters


“Health Rights at the Juncture of State and Market: The People’s Republic of China,” in The Right to Health at the Public/Private Divide: A Global Comparative Study (Colleen Flood and Aeyal Gross, eds.) (Cambridge University Press, 2014).


Other Publications


An Internationally Justiciable Right, JOTWELL (August 3, 2016) (reviewing Lisa Forman, Can Minimum Core Obligations Survive a Reasonableness Standard of Review Under the Optional Protocol to the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights?, 47 Ottawa L. Rev. __).


“China’s Health Care Reform: Background and Policies” in Implementing Health Care Reform Policies in China: Challenges and Opportunities 1 (Charles W. Freeman III and Xiaoqing L. Boynton eds., CSIS 2011)


The Social Face of Economic Growth: China’s Health System in Transition (with Lawrence O. Gostin), 301 JAMA 1809 (2009)

  • Administrative Law
  • Health Law