Tina Batra Hershey currently serves as an assistant professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health and assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where she teaches courses on health care compliance, health law and ethics, and health care fraud. Specific course topics include health care reform, professional and institutional liability, medical staff credentialing, fraud and abuse, development and implementation of corporate compliance plans, risk management, and antitrust.
In addition, at the Center for Public Health Practice (CPHP), Professor Hershey analyzes the legal, policy and ethical issues impacting public health preparedness and response capacities, including isolation and quarantine, access to primary care, and authority to close schools. She also directs a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Public Health Law Program that seeks to incorporate the judiciary into the public health system by educating judges across the nation regarding public health science and law. Professor Hershey is also actively involved in efforts to assist Indian tribes with legal preparedness for public health emergencies, as well as other state and national programs involving legal preparedness. She is a frequent speaker on issues related to legal preparedness and the role of the judiciary in disasters and emergencies.
Before coming to CPHP, Professor Hershey was a health care attorney in Washington, D.C., and Pittsburgh. Her practice involved counseling clients regarding compliance with federal and state laws related to the delivery of health care services, as well as federal and state fraud concerns, including anti-kickback, self-referral, false claims, and false billings issues; negotiating civil settlement and corporate integrity agreements; drafting and evaluating compliance plans; and conducting health regulatory due diligence, including preparation of transactional documents and employee interviews.