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 is the Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and New Programs in addition to being a Professor of Law. She 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.

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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.


Normalizing an American Right to Health (Oxford University Press, forthcoming)

Book Chapters

"Doe v. Mutual of Omaha Commentary," in Feminist Legal Judgments:Rewritten Health Law Opinions (Seema Mohapatra and Lindsay Wiley, eds., forthcoming) SSRN

“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) SSRN.

"Health Reinsurance as a Human Right," in Insurance and Human Rights (Margarida Lima Rego and Birgit Kuschke, eds., forthcoming) SSRN.


Health Impact Assessments: A Negative Procedural Health Right? 50 Seton Hall L. Rev. 643 (2020) SSRN

Are We Suffering from an Undiagnosed Health Right. 42 Am. J. of L. and Medicine 743 (2016) SSRN

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

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

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) SSRN

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) SSRN

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

Other Publications

Bail Out Humans, Bill of Health, Harvard Law Petrie-Flom Center Blog, (May 19, 2021)

Our Reinsurance Moment, JOTWELL (July 2020) (reviewing Govind Persad, Expensive Patients, Reinsurance and the Future of Health Reform, 69 Emory L.J. 1153 (2020)

Medicaid for All Who Face the Coronavirus, Slate (March 6, 2020)

State Single-Payer, JOTWELL (December 2019) (reviewing Erin Fuse Brown and Elizabeth McCluskey, Federalism, ERISA, and State Single-Payer Health Care, 168 U. Penn L. Rev. 369 (2020)

Medicare for All and Medicare for America: What Are We Fighting Over? Part I and II, Law and Political Economy (LPE) Blog (July 23, 2019)

That Texas Judge Only Ruled Against Obamacare to Troll the Libs, Slate (December 20, 2018)

Giorgio Agamben and the Task of Health Law in a Biopolitical Age. JOTWELL (October 2018)

Mapping the Axis of Disability onto the Axis of Race: Can we Reclaim the Possibilities, JOTWELL (October 2017) (reviewing Kimani Paul-Emile, Blackness as Disability, 106 Geo. L. J 293)

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)

Courses Taught
  • Food & Drug Law
  • Health Law and Policy
  • South African Constitutional Law-Trip
  • Bioethics
  • Comparative Law
  • Legislation & Statutory Interpretation
  • Medicine (Law &)
  • Statutory Interpretation and Legislation
  • Administrative Law
  • Health Law