Ed Goldman is an attorney who graduated from the University of Michigan undergrad and law school. For more then 30 years he ran the University of Michigan Health System Legal office. In 2009 he because an Associate Professor in the Medical School ObGyn Department and created their reproductive justice program. For several years he taught an undergraduate Womans Studies class in reproductive justice. Currently he teaches a reproductive justice seminar in the law school. He has a federal grant to study the research used of dried blood spots from newborn screening and his academic work focuses on the intersection of law, medicine and ethics.
He became interested in women’s rights as an undergraduate when several of his friends organized the first Take Back the Night march in Ann Arbor. He asked how he could help and was told he couldn’t since this was a march to show women’s solidarity. This started a life long interest in how men could work in women’s movements without skewing the process and indirectly led to him becoming the first male on the Women’s Center Board.
In 2015 Ed received the Carol Hollenshead Award for Excellence in Promoting Equity and Social Change.
When not working, teaching or serving on not for profit Boards he enjoys cooking, yoga, playing classical guitar and spoiling his grandchildren.