Contraindicated is a production of UC Hastings Law and the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science and Health Policy.

Meet Your Hosts

Sarah Hooper

Professor Sarah Hooper

Sarah Hooper, JD is the Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy and Lecturer in Law at UC Hastings College of the Law. She teaches a number of courses in the health law program at UC Hastings and is the Faculty Advisor for the JD Concentration in Health Law & Policy. She also serves as Co-Director of the Master of Science in Health Policy & Law Degree (HPL) and the Policy Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors clinic.

Sarah is a Senior Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity in the Fitz Mullan Health Workforce Institute at George Washington University.

Areca Smit

Areca SmitAreca Smit is Associate Director for Electronic Media at UC Hastings Law. She previously co-hosted and co-produced the podcast, Law and the Pandemic, and was the producer for the story series, Black Hastings Speaks. Prior to joining Hastings, she worked as chief of staff to the dean of Berkeley Law and served as a Foreign Service Officer with the U.S. State Department. She also worked as an executive director, project manager, and consultant to a variety of nonprofits and small businesses, and has significant nonprofit board leadership experience. Currently, she co-chairs the Family Advisory Council for Alta Bates Newborn Intensive Care Unit. Areca has an MBA in sustainable enterprise as well as a BFA in conceptual art.