Benjamin J. McMichael

Benjamin J. McMichael

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Research Interests/Areas of Expertise

Health care law, health care economics



Benjamin McMichael is a postdoctoral scholar and researcher with expertise in the law and economics of health care. Prior to joining Owen, he served as a law clerk to Judge Carolyn D. King on the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.


Benjamin teaches Health Care Law and Regulation at Vanderbilt.

Research Interests

Benjamin’s research interests include health care workforce regulation, medical malpractice and tort reform, health care fraud and abuse, and antitrust issues in healthcare. His research has appeared in such journals as the Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, the Vanderbilt Law Review, and Medical Care Research and Review.


Ph.D., Law and Economics (joint JD/PhD program), Vanderbilt University, 2015

J.D., Vanderbilt University, 2015

B.S., Mathematical Economics, Wake Forest, 2009