Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law

Dayna Bowen

Matthew

Washington, DC

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Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 2022


Dayna Bowen Matthew, PhD is the Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. A leader in public health and civil rights law who focuses on disparities in health, health care, and the social determinants of health, Dayna is the author of the bestselling book Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care and the newly released Just Health: Treating Structural Racism to Heal America.


Dayna previously served on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was Co-Founder and Inaugural Director of The Equity Center, and the University of Colorado Law School as a Professor, Vice Dean, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Before entering academia, she practiced as a civil litigator both in Kentucky, at the law firm of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald, and in Virginia, at McGuireWoods.


She also is a member of the American Law Institute and currently serves on several public health boards including the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ COVID-19 Vaccine Working Group, the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and the Scientific Advisory Council of the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts


Dayna received her AB from Harvard-Radcliffe and her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. She clerked for Justice John Charles Thomas, the first African American justice to sit on the Virginia Supreme Court. In 2018, she received a PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado at Denver.

Member of the Board of Trustees Since July 2022


Dayna Bowen Matthew, PhD is the Dean and Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at The George Washington University Law School. A leader in public health and civil rights law who focuses on disparities in health, health care, and the social determinants of health, Dayna is the author of the bestselling book Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care and the newly released Just Health: Treating Structural Racism to Heal America.


Dayna previously served on the faculty of the University of Virginia School of Law, where she was Co-Founder and Inaugural Director of The Equity Center, and the University of Colorado Law School as a Professor, Vice Dean, and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs. Before entering academia, she practiced as a civil litigator both in Kentucky, at the law firm of Greenebaum, Doll & McDonald, and in Virginia, at McGuireWoods.


She also is a member of the American Law Institute and currently serves on several public health boards including the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices’ COVID-19 Vaccine Working Group, the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, and the Scientific Advisory Council of the Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts


Dayna received her AB from Harvard-Radcliffe and her JD from the University of Virginia School of Law. She clerked for Justice John Charles Thomas, the first African American justice to sit on the Virginia Supreme Court. In 2018, she received a PhD in Health and Behavioral Sciences from the University of Colorado at Denver.