Cason Schmit serves as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education legal fellow with the Public Health Law Program at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He works 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. He is actively researching the role of law in health system transformation, including the use of pay-for-success programs to finance public health initiatives and the national social impact bond landscape.
Schmit is an active member of the State Bar of Arizona. He earned his JD from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University, where he received certificates in health law, intellectual property, and genomics and biotechnology law. He has a BA in mathematics and psychology from Willamette University.