Cason Schmit, JD

Cason Schmit, JD

Assistant Professor

Director, Program in Health Law and Policy

Health Policy and Management
212 Adriance Lab Rd
College Station, TX   77843

Education and Training

  • Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, Juris Doctor, 2012
  • Willamette University, BA, Mathematics and Psychology, 2007
  • Certificate in Law, Science and Technology with specialization in
    • Health Law
    • Intellectual Property
    • Genomics and Biotechnology Law

Research Interests

  • Law as a Social Determinant of Health
  • Health Information Technology
  • Health Information Exchanges
  • Privacy, Confidentiality, and Security of Health Information
  • Public Health Reporting and Surveillance
  • Pharmacists’ Vaccination Authorities 
  • Health in Space Travel

Brief Bio

Cason Schmit is an assistant professor at the Department of Health Policy and Management where he actively researches the role of law in health systems. 

Prior to joining Texas A&M University, he worked for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Public Health Law Program as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science Education legal fellow (2013-2015) and as a federal contractor (2015-2016). There he worked with public health professionals within CDC centers and offices and state, tribal, local, and territorial partners to promote the use of law as a tool to improve the public’s health. His research with CDC focused on the role of law in health system transformation, including the use of electronic health information to promote public health, state innovation models, pay-for-success initiatives, and pharmacists’ vaccination authority.

He is an active member of the State Bar of Arizona. He earned his JD from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. He has certificates in Health Law, Intellectual Property, and Genomics and Biotechnology Law. He earned his Bachelor of Arts with a dual emphasis in mathematics and psychology from Willamette University.