Kerri McGowan Lowrey

Deputy Director and Director for Grants & Research, The Network for Public Health Law, Eastern Region




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Kerri McGowan Lowrey is deputy director and director for grants & research for the Network for Public Health Law, Eastern Region, based at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She has more than 20 years of experience in public health law and policy research, as well as primary and secondary legal and legislative research and analysis. Her areas of research have included injury prevention law, particularly traffic safety and sports and recreational injury prevention in children and adolescents; laws affecting return to school after traumatic brain injury; and housing and education as social determinants of health.

She currently leads a cooperative agreement between Maryland Carey Law and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to study novice driver licensing law, policy, and practice in the states. During the pandemic, she founded and ran the Eviction Prevention Project, an interprofessional collaboration between the Clinical Law Program and the UMB School of Social Work, which provided legal and social assistance to families facing eviction and is now a stand-alone clinic within the Clinical Law Program. She serves as co-chair of the Children’s Safety Now Alliance Steering Committee, an alliance of more than 35 organizations seeking to elevate child safety as a national priority and address the related needs of state and local health departments.

Her specialized training includes a four-year term as a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, where she assisted in developing the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Ethics Track. Prior to joining the Network for Public Health Law, she served as technical vice president at the MayaTech Corporation in Silver Spring, Maryland, and manager of its Center for Health Policy and Legislative Analysis. She received her JD from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, an MPH from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and AB in public policy and American institutions from Brown University.

Lila N. Meadows joined the clinical law faculty in 2019 and currently directs the Survivors of Violence Clinic where she represents clients who have experienced interpersonal and systemic violence and trauma. Before joining Maryland Carey Law, Professor Meadows was a clinical teaching fellow at the University of Baltimore School of Law in the Juvenile Justice Clinic, where she helped start and manage the Maryland Juvenile Lifer Parole Representation Project. She has worked internationally on trauma related legal and public health issues in Egypt, Malawi, and South Africa. Professor Meadows received her Master of Public Health from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and her JD from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.


A Holistic Approach to Eviction Prevention During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Challenges and Opportunities for the Future, 68 Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 183 (2022) (with Sara Gold & Tobey Treem Guerin). Abstract

Do Ethics Demand Evaluation of Public Health Laws? Shifting the Scientific Sands and the Case of Youth Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Laws, 19 Journal of Health Care Law & Policy 99 (2016) (with Stephanie R. Morain & Christine M. Baugh). Abstract

State Laws Addressing Youth Sports-Related Traumatic Brain Injury and the Future of Concussion Law & Policy, 10 Journal of Business & Technology Law 61 (2015). Abstract

Legal Innovations to Advance a Culture of Health, 43 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 904 (2015) (with others).

The Four Stages of Youth Sports TBI Policymaking: Engagement, Enactment, Research, and Reform, 43 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics Supplement 87 (2015) (with Hosea H. Harvey & Dionne L. Koller).

State Experiences Implementing Youth Sports Concussion Laws: Challenges, Successes, and Lessons for Evaluating Impact, 42 Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 290 (2014) (with Stephanie R. Morain).

The Impact of State Safe Routes to School-Related Laws on Active Travel to School Policies and Practices in U.S. Elementary Schools, 18 Health and Place 8 (2012) (with others).

State Laws and Regulations Addressing Third-Party Reimbursement for Infertility Treatment: Implications for Cancer Survivors, 95 Fertility & Sterility 72 (2011) (with others).

Legal and Ethical Issues in Cancer Genetics, 20 Seminars in Oncology Nursing 203 (2004).