Sidney D. Watson

Jane and Bruce Robert Professor
Organization
Center for Health Law Studies, School of Law, Saint Louis University

Sidney D. Watson is Jane and Bruce Roberts Professor of Law in the Center for Health Law Studies at Saint Louis University School of Law. She is a former legal services lawyer whose research focuses on issues relating to access to health care for the poor, racial and ethnic minorities, people with disabilities, and other disenfranchised groups. She has almost two decades of experience doing community-based participatory research and has authored more than sixty law review articles, books and other publications, including recent articles on health reform, racial health equity, Medicaid, and rural health care.  She is actively involved in the health reform debate and works closely with grassroots consumer health leaders working for health equity and health justice in Missouri and across the country.  Prof. Watson is a graduate of Harvard Law School.

Projects

Amid a growing national conversation on equity and social justice, city and county governments are using tools to identify racial and ethnic disparities in their communities. These insights can then inform the development and implementation of laws and policies designed to minimize disparities and maximize positive impacts on racial and ethnic minorities.