Taylor Burke is an Professorial Lecturer in Health Policy and Management at GW’s Milken Institute School of Public Health. He joined the GW faculty in 2003 after practicing FDA law with the Washington, D.C. firm Hogan Lovells. Professor Burke undertakes several roles as a member of the GW faculty. He served as the Assistant Dean for MPH Programs, the Program Director for the online MPH@GW degree. He teaches several courses in both the MPH and MHA curricula. Professor Burke also conducts comprehensive research at the intersection of heath policy and the law.
Taylor Burke specializes in legal and policy issues as they relate to health reform, health information technology (HIT), health insurance marketplaces, private health insurance, managed care, Medicare, Medicaid, and the application of antitrust law to health care payment reform. Professor Burke also has significant experience and expertise regarding the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. He has authored several articles detailing the legal issues pertaining to clinical integration and Accountable Care Organizations, policy analyses explaining state health insurance marketplace legislation, columns analyzing the provisions of the federal Meaningful Use program for electronic health records, as well as numerous articles, reports and white papers discussing the various legal barriers to HIT adoption and use. Generally, Professor Burke's research includes various issues at the intersection of health policy and the law.
Professor Burke recently served as the Co-Principal Investigator on a US Department of Health and Human Services contract responsible for the creation of the legal rule-making record for federal regulations implementing the planning and establishment of state level insurance marketplaces under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. Professor Burke has also recently served as the Co-Principal Investigator for a project underwritten by the Commonwealth Fund, tracking state insurance marketplace developments and producing articles and reports accessible to policymakers while at the same time sufficiently in-depth to allow meaningful cross-state comparisons on the key issue domains of marketplace policy.
Professor Burke continues to serve as the lead attorney for the multi-year Health Systems Transformation Law project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the aim of which is to achieve greater transparency in health information for quality improvement. Professor Burke has opined and written extensively on regulatory issues in the health information environment, delivered speeches to health care providers regarding liability issues as they relate to HIT, and offered trainings regarding compliance with the law.
Professor Burke delivers speeches and presentations almost weekly to various health policy stakeholders at the regional, national and international levels. Presentation topics include explanations of various parts of the Affordable Care Act as well as developments in the area of health information technology.
Professor Burke teaches several courses in the MPH and MHA curricula, including Management and Policy Approaches to Public Health, Health Services & Law, and Public Health Law.
Professor Burke serves on the board of directors of L'Arche Greater Washington DC, an organization that provides housing and individualized support services to low-income individuals with intellectual disabilities in several homes in the DC area. L'Arche has two primary goals. The first is to provide otherwise homeless individuals that are otherwise incapable of creating or maintaining a home for themselves with homes for life. The second is to enable our members to practice self-determination as much as possible by providing them the services and supports they need to experience full inclusion in society.
Professor Burke also serves on the board of directors of Potomac Community Resources, Inc, a nonprofit organization that promotes the inclusion of persons with developmental differences into the life of the southern Maryland community.
Prior to joining the GW faculty in 2003, Professor Burke was an associate with the law firm of Hogan Lovells, LLP where he practiced FDA law, general litigation and handled numerous pro-bono adoption and public benefit cases. Professor Burke earned his Bachelor of Arts in European History from the Washington & Lee University in 1995. He then earned his Juris Doctor from the American University Washington College of Law (magna cum laude) in 1999, and his Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Health Care Law from the George Washington University Law School in 2003.