• Associate Professor, College Of Law - Dean


  • J.D., Law, Harvard Law School
  • M.D., Medicine, Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine


Dr. Daniel G. Aaron is an Associate Professor of Law at the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah.  He received his JD from Harvard Law School and his MD from the Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine.  
Professor Aaron’s research examines how the law shapes life and death in the United States and the legal and social trends that explain the fall in American life expectancy.  This involves studying breakdowns in regulatory and legal systems that contribute to American mortality and wrestling with how to repair them.  To this end, he has published articles on the intersection of food and drug law, administrative law, tort and multidistrict litigation, tobacco, racial inequity, corporate power, and regulatory capture.
Prior to joining the law school, Professor Aaron clerked for the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit with Judge John K. Bush.  Before that, he served as Assistant Chief Counsel at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.  During that time, he was also a Heyman Fellow at Harvard Law School, and he is a member of the Justice Initiative, a collaboration between Harvard Law School and Howard University School of Law aimed at providing law students a community space to discuss the intersection of race, justice, and the law.  
Professor Aaron teaches primarily in the areas of Tort Law and Health Law.