Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD

Dayna Matthew is a professor at the University of Colorado Law School and Colorado School of Public Health where she teaches constitutional law, civil procedure, evidence, and a variety of health law classes. She served as the law school’s vice dean from 2010-2011, and is a member of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Ms. Matthew is co-founder of the Colorado Health Equity Project, a medical legal partnership whose mission is to remove barriers to good health for low-income clients by providing legal representation, research and policy advocacy. Professor Matthew has practiced as a civil litigator both in Kentucky at the law firm of Greenebaum, Doll and McDonald; and in Virginia, at McGuire Woods where much of her defense focused on medical care providers. She just published, Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Healthcare about how implicit bias is the most important determinant of health/healthcare disparities.

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