Marshall Kapp

Marshall B. Kapp was educated at Johns Hopkins University (B.A.), George Washington University Law School (J.D. with honors), and Harvard University School of Public Health (M.P.H.). He is the director of the Florida State University Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine and Law, with faculty appointments as a professor, in the Department of Geriatrics, FSU College of Medicine, and professor of medicine and law in the FSU College of Law. He also is affiliated with the FSU Pepper Institute on Aging and Public Policy. Previously, Kapp served as the Garwin Distinguished Professor of Law and Medicine at Southern Illinois University School of Law and School of Medicine and as co-director of the School of Law's Center for Health Law and Policy (2003-2009). He is professor emeritus from the School of Medicine at Wright State University, where, from 1980 through 2003, he was a faculty member in the departments of Community Health and Psychiatry and taught courses on the legal and ethical aspects of health care. He also was director of WSU's Office of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and held an adjunct faculty appointment at the University of Dayton School of Law. From 1998-2001, he was designated Wright State University's Frederick A. White Distinguished Professor of Service. He is the author or co-author of a substantial number of published articles, book chapters, and reviews. He served from 2004-2010 as the editor of the Journal of Legal Medicine, the official scholarly publication of the American College of Legal Medicine, and was named as an editor emeritus of JLM in 2010. He currently serves as the editor of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) e-Journal Medical-Legal Studies and as the associate editor of the "Liability" section of the International Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine. He is a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America and of the American College of Legal Medicine and served as secretary of the American Society on Aging from 2003-2006. In 1998, he was named Ohio Researcher of the Year by the Ohio Research Council in Aging. In 2003, he received the Donald Kent Award of the Gerontological Society of America for exemplifying "the highest standards for professional leadership in gerontology through teaching, service, and interpretation of gerontology to the larger society." In 2009, he received the American College of Legal Medicine Gold Medal, the highest award given by ACLM for service, professionalism, and dedication to the field of legal medicine.