Education and Training
Cason Schmit is a Research Assistant Professor at Texas A&M University, Department of Health Policy and Management where he actively researches the role of law in health systems.
Prior to joining Texas A&M, he worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Law Program as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education legal fellow (2013-2015) and as a federal contractor (2015-2016). There he worked with public health professionals within CDC centers and offices and state, tribal, local, and territorial partners to promote the use of law as a tool to improve the public’s health. His research with CDC focused on the role of law in health system transformation, including the use of electronic health information to promote public health, state innovation models, pay-for-success initiatives, and pharmacists’ vaccination authority.
He is an active member of the State Bar of Arizona. He earned his J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He has certificates in Health Law, Intellectual Property, and Genomics and Biotechnology Law. He earned his Bachelors of Arts with a dual emphasis in Mathematics and Psychology from Willamette University.
- Law as a social determinant of health
- Health information technology
- Health information exchanges
- Privacy, confidentiality, and security of health information
- Public health reporting and surveillance
- Pharmacists’ vaccination authorities