About Daniel Orenstein

Daniel G. Orenstein, JD, MPH, is Visiting Assistant Professor of Law at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. He teaches in the areas of administrative law, public health law, and health care law and policy. His research focuses on public health law, policy, and ethics, and he was previously Deputy Director of the Network for Public Health Law Western Region, where much of his work centered on emergency preparedness and response, including resource allocation and government authority during declared emergencies, as well as vaccination policy.

Staffing & Student Volunteers This article by Bahethi et al. describes the deployment of medical and graduate students via a set of 7 volunteer task forces operating at multiple hospitals within the Mount Sinai system in New York City during Read More
Health Systems & Supply Strategies This article by Warrington et al. traces the path followed by health systems in Vermont to address supply chain constraints that initially limited crucial testing supplies and restricted ability to scale up COVID-19 testing early Read More
Health Systems and Strategies This article by Panda et al. reports a qualitative study of health care worker (HCW) redeployment strategies based on interviews with hospital leaders from 9 hospitals in 8 health systems across 5 countries (USA, United Kingdom, Read More
Racial and Ethnic Disparities This article by Reitsma et al. adds to the literature on racial and ethnic disparities related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The article analyzes exposure risk, testing, and cases, providing a detailed assessment at the subcounty level Read More
Health Workforce  This study by Bhandari et al. evaluates the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. health care labor market. The study found that unemployment rates increased dramatically for all health care industries, hitting unprecedented highs for dentists’ offices Read More
Resource Allocation and Crisis Standards of Care This perspective by White & Lo responds to concerns that existing ICU triage protocols for allocation of scarce critical care resources may compound existing inequities that disadvantage patients from Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and Read More
Health Care Workers  This Kaiser Family Foundation/Washington Post report presents findings from a nationally representative sample of over 1,300 frontline heath care workers from various care settings, part of an ongoing series of such surveys since 1995. Among the most Read More
Resource Allocation and Crisis Standards of Care This article by Fox et al. details the experience of 4 health systems collaborating to set statewide allocation criteria for remdesivir use in COVID-19 patients in Utah. Remdesivir received an emergency use authorization Read More
Resource Allocation and Crisis Standards of Care This forthcoming article by Ne’eman et al. assesses Crisis Standards of Care (CSC) plans in 35 states to compare their approaches to disability as they intersect with allocation of scarce resources. Specifically, the Read More
Crisis Standards of Care This article by Gershengorn et al. assesses whether resource allocations under crisis standards of care (CSC) during the COVID-19 pandemic were affected by racial or ethnic bias. Using a retrospective cohort study of over 1100 adult Read More

Get Involved with Indiana CTSI