Author

Tara Sklar

Tara Sklar

Tara Sklar is a professor of health law and director of the Health Law & Policy Program at the University of Arizona, where she launched and oversees multidisciplinary, online, graduate and undergraduate programs in health law. Sklar’s research focuses on how laws and policies influence the health and well-being of older adults. Her work has appeared in the following peer reviewed journals: New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, Jurimetrics, and American Journal of Law and Medicine, among others.

COMMENTARY

Why nursing home aides exposed to COVID-19 aren’t taking sick leave

By: and - November 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated America’s nursing homes, but the reasons aren’t as simple as people might think. To understand how nursing homes became the source of over one-third of U.S. COVID-19 deaths, you have to look beyond just the vulnerability of the residents and examine how nursing homes pay and manage their employees. The […]