Schmit, Cason individual record
Research Assistant Professor

Cason Schmit is a research 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.

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Academic Articles13
  • Washburn, D. J., Callaghan, T., Schmit, C., Thompson, E., Martinez, D., & Lafleur, M. (2021). Community health worker roles and their evolving interprofessional relationships in the United States. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 1-7.
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  • Schmit, C., Giannouchos, T., Ramezani, M., Zheng, Q. i., Morrisey, M., & Kum, H. (2021). US Privacy Laws Go Against Public Preferences: Impeding Public Health and Research (Preprint). Journal of Medical Internet Research. 23(7), e25266.
  • Giannouchos, T. V., Ferdinand, A. O., Ilangovan, G., Ragan, E., Nowell, W. B., Kum, H., & Schmit, C. D (2021). Identifying and prioritizing benefits and risks of using privacy-enhancing software through participatory design: a nominal group technique study with patients living with chronic conditions.. J Am Med Inform Assoc. 28(8), 1746-1755.
  • Stone, K. W., Felkner, M., Garza, E., Perez-Patron, M., Schmit, C. D., McDonald, T. J., & Horney, J. A. (2021). Changes to Timeliness and Completeness of Infectious Disease Reporting in Texas After Implementation of an Epidemiologic Capacity Program.. Public Health Rep. 333549211009490-003335492110094.
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  • Schmit, C. D., Washburn, D. J., LaFleur, M., Martinez, D., Thompson, E., & Callaghan, T. (2021). Community Health Worker Sustainability: Funding, Payment, and Reimbursement Laws in the United States.. Public Health Rep. 333549211006072-003335492110060.
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  • Hulkower, R., Penn, M., & Schmit, C (2020). Privacy and Confidentiality of Public Health Information. Health Informatics. 147-166. Springer International Publishing.
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Conference Papers1
  • Schmit, C., Kelly, K., & Bernstein, J (2019). Cross Sector Data Sharing: Necessity, Challenge, and Hope.. J Law Med Ethics. 47(2_suppl), 83-86.
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Repository Documents / Preprints14
  • Schmit, C., Giannouchos, T., Ramezani, M., Zheng, Q. i., Morrisey, M., & Kum, H. (2020). US Privacy Laws Go Against Public Preferences: Impeding Public Health and Research (Preprint).
  • Schmit, C., Ajayi, K. V., Ferdinand, A. O., Giannouchos, T., Ilangovan, G., Nowell, W. B., & Kum, H. (2020). Communicating With Patients About Software for Enhancing Privacy in Secondary Database Research Involving Record Linkage: Delphi Study (Preprint).
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  • Ramanathan, T., Schmit, C., Menon, A., Sunshine, G., & Pepin, D (2015). Federal Public Health Laws Supporting Data Use and Sharing.
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Internet Publications2
  • Schmit, C., Larson, B. N., & Kum, H. (2021). Data privacy laws in the US protect profit but prevent sharing data for public good – people want the opposite. - An article submitted to The Conversation
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Texas A&M Health Science Center; Health Policy And Management; 1266 TAMUS
College Station, TX 77843-1266