A group of public health policy professionals has proposed a multidisciplinary approach to public health law, arguing that public health professionals should receive training in a variety of disciplines to "promote full recognition and [the] optimal role of law in public health." Scott Burris et al., "A Transdisciplinary Approach to Public Health Law: The Emerging Practice of Legal Epidemiology," Annual Review of Public Health, November 30, 2015.

The article describes a history of the overlap between public health policy and legal expertise, and then proposes a more inclusive model of training that "adds scientific practices to the lawyerly functions of normative and doctrinal research, counseling, and representation."