Edward Goldman is an attorney and an associate professor in the University of Michigan Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, where he manages the program on sexual rights and reproductive justice. From 1978 to January 2009, he was in charge of the Health Systems Legal Office for the University of Michigan. In March 2004, he was appointed associate vice president and deputy general counsel for the University. He is also an adjunct professor at the U-M School of Public Health, where he teaches courses in health law and the legal and ethical aspects of research. He also has an appointment in Women's Studies, where he teaches about legal issues in women's rights. Prof. Goldman is president of the Michigan BioTrust for Health and vice-chair of the Michigan Certificate of Need Commission. In 2011, he helped to establish a reproductive justice program in Ghana for the law faculty at Kwame Nkrumah University Of Science and Technology. In May 2012, he received a Rackham Grant to put on a May 2013 interdisciplinary conference on international reproductive rights.
Prof. Goldman enjoys a diverse career combining law, ethics, public policy, medical issues, teaching, writing, and community service. He has written on a number of topics in the health care field covering such important areas as refusing treatment, informed consent for breast cancer therapy, consenting to blood transfusion, medico-legal issues in pulmonary medicine, the law of emergency care in neonatal emergencies, newborn screening, embryonic stem cells, and privacy issues. He also has published in the areas of genetics, wrongful birth, fetal versus maternal rights, medical education, and non-custodial parents' rights in their children's health care.