Richard Daynard is at the forefront of an international movement to establish the legal responsibility of the tobacco industry for tobacco-induced death, disease and disability. He is president of the law school’s Public Health Advocacy Institute and chair of its Tobacco Products Liability Project. He is also an international leader in combating the obesity epidemic.
He has written or co-authored more than 80 articles. He teaches in the areas of public health law, strategic litigation and administrative law. Richard Daynard has lectured about legal issues in the control of tobacco and obesity in more than 40 countries, and has chaired 25 national and international conferences on these subjects. He is frequently honored, most recently with the Dr. William Cahan Distinguished Professor Award of the Flight Attendants Medical Research Institute.
He has been the principal investigator in grants and contracts from the National Cancer Institute, the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the American Legacy Foundation and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. He is listed in Who’s Who in American Law, Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in the World. Richard Daynard helped develop the concurrent degree program in Law, Policy and Society, and teaches the introductory seminar in the field.