Patricia Born is a Professor, Eminent Scholar, and Doctoral Program Director at the Florida State University College of Law. Patricia received her Ph.D. in Economics from Duke University and is currently the Midyette Eminent Scholar of Insurance in the Department of Risk Management/Insurance, Real Estate and Legal Studies at Florida State University. She is a research associate in the Florida Catastrophic Storm Risk Management Center. She is also adviser of the Risk Management doctoral program in the College of Business. Her expertise includes insurance market structure and performance, professional liability, health insurance, and the management of catastrophic risks. She has published in leading insurance academic journals. Dr. Born is a member of the board of the American Risk and Insurance Association and serves on the editorial board of the Risk Management and Insurance Review and Journal of Insurance Issues. She also serves as Chair of the Florida Panhandle District Long Term Care Ombudsman Council.