Tanya Karwaki

Tanya Karwaki

Adjunct Professor

 Sullivan Hall

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Health Law


  • Ph.D. in Law, University of Washington School of Law
  • Health Law LLM, University of Washington School of Law
  • JD, University of Washington School of Law
  • MA in Zoology, University of California Davis
  • BS in Cell Biology, University of Washington


Tanya Karwaki earned a J.D., LL.M., and Ph.D. in Law from the University of Washington in Seattle and a M.A. in Zoology from the University of California, Davis. Tanya's academic interests include health care professionalism, pharmacy law, bioethics, and health policy. Major themes of her research include the role of law in improving access to health care, the legal challenges created by the globalization of health care, and innovations in pharmacy law.


  • Establishing a Patient-Pharmacist Relationship: Clarifying Duties and Improving Patient Care (forthcoming Baylor Law Review)
  • Giving Pharmacists Provider Rights (forthcoming Texas A&M Law Review)
  • Tanya E. Karwaki, Thomas K. Hazlet, Jennifer L. Wilson Norton, Professional Ethics: Lessons Learned in Developing and Testing a Methotrexate Case Study for Pharmacy Education, 29 Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 308 (2020)
  • UW School of Law, Center for Law, Science and Global Health, Volk v. DeMeerleer Study (2017). Commissioned by Washington State Legislature, House Judiciary Committee
  • Tanya E. Karwaki & Thomas K. Hazlet, A Qualitative Analysis of Student-Written Law and Ethics Cases: A Snapshot of PY2 Student Experience, 9 Currents in Pharmacy Teaching & Learning 369 (2017)
  • Thomas K. Hazlet, Tanya E. Karwaki, Donald F. Downing, Commentary, Pathway to Pharmacist Medical Provider Status in Washington State, 57 J. Am. Pharmacists Ass'n 116 (2017)
  • Alan H. Rosenstein, Tanya E. Karwaki, Kimberly King, Legal Entanglements in Dealing with Disruptive Physician Behaviors, Physician Leadership J., 2016
  • Tanya E. Karwaki, Note & Comment,The FDA and the Biotechnology Industry: A Symbiotic Relationship?, 71 Wash. L. Rev. 821 (1996)