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Georges Benjamin

Executive Director
American Public Health Association
Georges Benjamin is known as one of the nation’s most influential physician leaders because he speaks passionately and eloquently about the health issues having the most impact on our nation today. From his firsthand experience as a physician, he knows what happens when preventive care is not available and when the healthy choice is not the easy choice. As executive director of APHA since 2002, he is leading the Association’s push to make America the healthiest nation in one generation.

He came to APHA from his position as secretary of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Benjamin became secretary of health in Maryland in April 1999, following four years as its deputy secretary for public health services. As secretary, Benjamin oversaw the expansion and improvement of the state’s Medicaid program.

Benjamin, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, is a graduate of the Illinois Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois College of Medicine. He is board-certified in internal medicine and a fellow of the American College of Physicians, a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, a fellow emeritus of the American College of Emergency Physicians and an honorary fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health.

An established administrator, author and orator, Benjamin started his medical career in 1981 in Tacoma, Washington, where he managed a 72,000-patient visit ambulatory care service as chief of the Acute Illness Clinic at the Madigan Army Medical Center and was an attending physician within the Department of Emergency Medicine. A few years later, he moved to Washington, D.C., where he served as chief of emergency medicine at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. After leaving the Army, he chaired the Department of Community Health and Ambulatory Care at the District of Columbia General Hospital. He was promoted to acting commissioner for public health for the District of Columbia and later directed one of the busiest ambulance services in the nation as interim director of the Emergency Ambulance Bureau of the District of Columbia Fire Department.

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Michael Botticelli

Director
White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Michael Botticelli was sworn in as Director of National Drug Control Policy at the White House on February 11, 2015, after being unanimously confirmed by the Senate. He joined the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) as Deputy Director in November 2012 and later served as Acting Director.

As Director of National Drug Control Policy, Mr. Botticelli leads the Obama Administration’s drug policy efforts, which are based on a balanced public health and public safety approach. The Administration has advanced historic drug policy reforms and innovations in prevention, criminal justice, treatment, and recovery.

In response to the national opioid epidemic, Mr. Botticelli has coordinated actions across the Federal government to reduce prescription drug abuse, heroin use and related overdoses. These include supporting community-based prevention efforts; educating prescribers and the public about preventing prescription drug abuse; expanding use of the lifesaving overdose-reversal drug naloxone by law enforcement and other first responders; and increasing access to medication-assisted treatment and recovery support services to help individuals sustain their recovery from opioid use disorders.
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Scott Burris

Director
Public Health Law Research
Scott Burris, J.D., is a Professor of Law at Temple Law School, where he co-directs the Center for Health Law, Policy and Practice, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Public Health Law Research program. He is also Associate Director of the Centers for Law and the Public's Health: A Collaborative at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.

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Karen DeSalvo

Acting Assistant Secretary for Health
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Dr. Karen DeSalvo, the Acting Assistant Secretary for Health in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is a physician who has focused her career toward improving access to affordable, high quality care for all people, especially vulnerable populations, and promoting overall health. She has done this through direct patient care, medical education, policy and administrative roles, research, and public service. Her commitment to improving the public’s health includes leveraging public-private partnerships to address the social determinants of health through environmental, policy and systems level changes.

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, which Dr. DeSalvo directs, oversees 12 core public health offices — including the Office of the Surgeon General and the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps — as well as 10 regional health offices across the nation and 10 Presidential and Secretarial advisory committees. The office is charged with leadership in developing policy recommendations as they pertain to public health issues that cut across HHS agencies and operating divisions.

Dr. DeSalvo also remains in her role as the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, where she continues to set high level policy and the strategic direction of the office, including efforts related to interoperability. The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) is at the forefront of the nation’s health IT efforts to adopt and meaningfully use health information technology, and collectively achieve health information technology interoperability, as a foundational element of better health for everyone in America.

Before joining the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, she was Health Commissioner for the City of New Orleans, and Senior Health Policy Advisor to New Orleans Mayor Mitchell Landrieu, from 2011-2014. While there, she transformed the outmoded health department to one that has since achieved national accreditation and recognition, and restored health care to devastated areas of the city, including leading the establishment of a public hospital.

Following Hurricane Katrina, Dr. DeSalvo was a community leader in building an innovative and award-winning model of neighborhood-based primary care and mental health services for low-income, uninsured and other vulnerable individuals.

Dr. DeSalvo was also a professor of medicine and vice dean for community affairs and health policy at Tulane University School of Medicine. She served as president of the Louisiana Health Care Quality Forum, the state’s lead for the health information exchange, and the National Association of Chiefs of General Internal Medicine. She has also served on the boards of the National Association of County and City Health Officials and the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Dr. DeSalvo has received many honors, including recognition as a "Woman of Excellence in Health Care" by the Louisiana Legislative Women’s Caucus. In 2013, Governing Magazine named Dr. DeSalvo one of nine Public Officials of the Year. The American Medical Student Association recognized her with a Women’s Leader Award in 2014. Modern Healthcare named her one of the 50 most influential physician executives and leaders in 2015 and 2016.

Dr. DeSalvo earned her Medical Doctorate and Master’s in Public Health from Tulane University, and Master's in Clinical Epidemiology from Harvard School of Public Health. She has an honorary doctorate from her alumnus institution, Suffolk University. She was in the National Health Service Corps Scholarship program, an HHS/HRSA program that supports the development of students pursuing primary care health professions who are committed to working in underserved communities.

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Lawrence Gostin

University Professor
Georgetown University
Lawrence O. Gostin is University Professor, Georgetown University's highest academic rank conferred by the University. Professor Gostin is the Faculty Director of the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law and is the Founding O'Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He served as Associate Dean for Research at Georgetown Law from 2004 to 2008. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University.

Prof. Gostin is the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights. The WHO Director-General has appointed Professsor Gostin to high-level positions, including the International Health Regulations (IHR) Roster of Experts and the Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health. He served on the Director-General's Advisory Committee on Reforming the World Health Organization, as well as numerous expert advisory committees on the Pandemic Influenza Preparedness Framework, smallpox, and genomic sequencing data. He is a member of the WHO/Global Fund Blue Ribbon Expert Panel entitled, The Equitable Access Initiative to develop a global health equity framework.

Professor Gostin serves on two global commissions to report on the lessons learned from the 2015 West Africa Ebola epidemic: Commission on a Global Health Risk Framework (National Academy of Sciences, supported by WHO, World Bank, Gates Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation) and the Independent Panel on the Global Response to Ebola (Harvard University/London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine).

Professor Gostin holds four honorary degrees. In 1994, the Chancellor of the State University of New York conferred an Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree. In 2006, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Vice Chancellor awarded Cardiff University’s (Wales) highest honor, an Honorary Fellow. In 2007, the Royal Institute of Public Health (United Kingdom) designated Professor Gostin as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Public Health (FRSPH). In 2012, the Chancellor of the University of Sydney – on the nomination of the Deans of the Law and Medical Schools – conferred a Doctor of Laws (honoris causa) in the presence of two Justices of Australia’s highest court—Justices Kirby and Haydon.

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Ted Hutchinson

Executive Director
American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
In 2009, Ted Hutchinson was appointed Executive Director of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics. He also serves, concurrently, as the Editor of the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics, and oversees all of the publishing activities of ASLME. In 2008 he created the "Ted Lines" blog on the ASLME website. He has served as Editor of JLME for more than nine years and has brought more than 50 issues of ASLME's flagship publication to print. Mr. Hutchinson graduated with honors from Providence College and received a Master's Degree in history from Tufts University. He taught for four years at Tufts and the University of Virginia, and has worked at the Massachusetts Historical Society and on the award-winning journal The New England Quarterly. Mr. Hutchinson is also an Adjunct Professor of History at the New England College of Business and Finance. In addition to his work with ASLME, he serves on the editorial boards of the Cambridge Dictionary of Bioethics and the journal Finest Hour. His scholarly and popular writings have appeared in many publications.

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Donna Levin

National Director
Network for Public Health Law
Donna E. Levin, J.D., is national director of the Network for Public Health Law, where she oversees organizational strategy and operations. Before joining the Network, Donna spent over 20 years as general counsel at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, where she had oversight of Office of General Counsel and led her team in providing guidance on statutory and regulatory authority, the development of major policy initiatives of the Department, and legislation affecting public health.

Donna’s work has been in the areas of newborn screening; genetics and privacy laws; health insurance consumer protections; biotechnology; emergency public health response; public health aspects of health care and health care cost reform; and medical use of marijuana. She has authored numerous articles and presented on many of these topics.
Donna has been an adjunct professor of public health law at Suffolk University School of Law, and was a lecturer at the Harvard School of Public Health. She was also a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies’ Committee on Guidance for Establishing Standards of Care for Use in Disaster Situations. Donna received her J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, and was a member of the Boston Bar Association’s Health Law Steering Committee.

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Gene Matthews

Southeastern Region Director
Network for Public Health Law
Gene W. Matthews, J.D., serves as senior fellow at the North Carolina Institute for Public Health (NCIPH) at the University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health. Gene previously served as chief legal advisor to CDC in Atlanta from 1979 to 2004, directing a legal staff that grew to 30 persons. During that 25-year span, he handled a wide range of precedent-setting public health law issues and litigated key public health lawsuits and civil discovery cases. Over the past decade, Gene has provided leadership for the founding and development of the modern public health law movement. As a senior fellow at NCIPH, Gene led a national public/private partnership initiative, funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, designed to develop common legal preparedness agendas regarding liability laws during emergencies. Gene currently conducts legal research and provides technical assistance to public health practitioners on many legal topics. He also teaches courses on leadership in health law and ethics for the UNC Doctoral Program in Health Leadership. Gene is widely published and is frequently called upon to lecture on cutting-edge legal issues such as emergency preparedness; federalism; and future trends in public health leadership. Gene received the Distinguished Career Award of the Public Health Law Association “…in recognition of a career devoted to using law to improve the public’s health.” He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Law and is a member of the North Carolina Bar.

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Wendy Parmet

Director
Northeastern Program on Health Policy & Law
Wendy Parmet, J.D., is the Director of the Northeastern Program on Health Policy & Law, which is housed at the School of Law and promotes interdisciplinary programming and discussions relating to health policy and law. Her books include Populations, Public Health, and the Law, published by Georgetown University Press in 2009; Ethical Health Care, with Patricia Illingworth, published by Prentice Hall in 2005, and Debates on U.S. Health Care, with Jennie Jacobs Kronenfeld and Mark Z. Zezza, published by Sage Reference in 2012. Professor Parmet has also published over fifty articles in medical journals and law reviews on public health law, health law, and disability law. She is actively involved in health law cases relating to access to care and the protection of population health. In 2011 and 2012 Professor Parmet was lead counsel in Finch v. Commonwealth Health Insurance Connector Authority, which established the right of legal immigrants in Massachusetts to receive state-subsidized health insurance. In 1997 and 1998 she was co-counsel in Abbot v. Bragdon, which established the right of individuals who are HIV positive to the protections of the Americans with Disabilities Act. She has also written several amicus briefs, including one for Health Care for All that was cited by Justice Ginsberg in her dissent in the Supreme Court’s Obamacare case. She is a member of the Boards of Directors of Health Law Advocates and Health Care for All; and serves on the National Advisory Committee of the Robert Wood Johnson’s Public Health Law Research Program. Professor Parmet received her J.D. from Harvard Law School and her B.A. from Cornell University.

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Todd Zwillich

Washington Correspondent
The Takeaway
Todd Zwillich is Washington Correspondent for The Takeaway, a nationally syndicated daily public radio news program co-produced by PRI and WNYC Radio, in collaboration with The New York Times and WGBH Boston.

Zwillich has been reporting from Washington, D.C. for close to 15 years. His first byline was as a science and medicine reporter in the trade press, but it didn't take long for him to find his way to Capitol Hill. Zwillich worked for several years for Reuters, wrote about new research for Science and covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina for the British Lancet. He found his way to radio in 2006, becoming a public radio reporter on Capitol Hill. He covered the 2008 Republican and Democratic National Conventions for WAMU in Washington and several other public radio stations. Zwillich first appeared on the The Takeaway when it was in pilot and joined the show as Washington Correspondent in 2009.

17 September

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Ted Alcorn

Research Director
Everytown for Gun Safety
Ted Alcorn, M.A., M.H.S., is the research director for Everytown For Gun Safety, a movement that works to end gun violence and build safer communities. He previously served as a policy analyst in the Office of the Mayor of New York City, and before that he lived in Beijing, China, as a Henry Luce scholar. He earned graduate degrees from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and its School for Advanced International Studies (SAIS), where he was a Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation fellow.

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Julie Ralston Aoki

Staff Attorney
Public Health Law Center
Julie Ralston Aoki has over ten years of experience working in the areas of consumer protection law and public policy development at the state level. In the public health law area, she has experience in providing legal technical assistance to local governments and public health advocacy groups on tobacco control issues and legal strategies and policies designed to promote healthy eating and active living for children, with a focus on marketing practices. She works with the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN) on children’s food marketing issues, and is conducting a research project funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Healthy Eating Research Program to study the effectiveness of self-regulation of food marketing to children. Julie is also an adjunct professor, and currently teaches public health law at Mitchell Hamline.

Before joining the Public Health Law Center, Julie served as an assistant attorney general with the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office for nine years in the Antitrust and Consumer Enforcement Divisions. She has presented at National Association of Attorneys General conferences, conferences, webinars and CLEs on a variety of issues, including e-commerce, antitrust enforcement, predatory lending issues, food marketing to children, and the impact of preemption of state and local control.

Julie has been named a “Rising Star” Lawyer by Minnesota Law & Politics. As a law student, she helped to establish, and served as the first editor-in-chief for, the Iowa Journal of Gender, Race & Justice, a law journal. Her volunteer work includes serving as a commissioner of the Robbinsdale Human Rights Commission, and serving as vice-chair (chair-elect) of the board for the East Metro Women’s Council, a program which provides housing and supportive services to homeless families.

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Marice Ashe

Founder & CEO
ChangeLab Solutions
Marice Ashe, CEO and founder of the Oakland-based nonprofit ChangeLab Solutions, creates pioneering efforts to improve and sustain communities. Through the tools of law, public policy and leadership engagement, ChangeLab Solutions designs practical solutions to help all communities—especially those most at-risk.

Working in all 50 states, and on public policy issues touching every stage of life, ChangeLab Solutions creates multi-disciplinary partnerships to tackle complex social problems, empower people, improve outcomes and save money.  Its vast library of “how to” guides and model policies is found at www.changelabsolutions.org.

Ashe is a frequent speaker at law, health and leadership conferences, sits on multiple advisory boards, and consults with thought leaders from many fields. She is widely published, from peer review journals to tweet chats. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and received her M.P.H. and J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.

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Andy Baker-White

Senior Director, State Health Policy
ASTHO
Andy Baker-White received his law degree from the University of Kentucky and then practiced law at Legal Aid of the Bluegrass where he provided civil legal representation to victims of domestic violence, tenants in federal housing, and residents of long-term care facilities.

In 2010, Baker-White received his M.P.H. from the University of Washington School of Public Health. During this period he worked on several public health law and policy issues including emergency preparedness for low-literacy populations, local paid sick leave, local health department strategic planning, and the health impact of the implementation of India’s domestic violence law.

Previously, Baker-White worked with the Network for Public Health Law and provided direct legal technical assistance to public health practitioners, attorneys, advocates and anyone interested in the way law improves and protects public health. His work at the Network allowed him to investigate and explore topics ranging from public health authority and cross-jurisdictional sharing of public health services, to immunizations and the privacy and security of health data and information.

17 September

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Leila Barraza

Assistant Professor
University of Arizona, Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health
Leila Barraza, J.D., M.P.H., is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Community, Environment, & Policy in the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at the University of Arizona. Previously, Leila served as Deputy Director of the Network for Public Health Law – Western Region Office and a Fellow and Adjunct Professor in the Public Health Law and Policy Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. She has been published in several scholarly journals, including the Duke Forum for Law & Social Change, Jurimetrics Journal, and Journal for Law, Medicine, and Ethics.

Barraza has also provided numerous presentations at national and local conferences on a variety of critical public health law issues. She received her J.D., with a Certificate in Law, Science, and Technology, from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law and her M.P.H. from the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health. She also received a B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Southern California. She worked for the Center for Rural Health (formerly Rural Health Office) at the Zuckerman College of Public Health, providing assistance to rural and tribal hospitals and clinics prior to attending law school. Following law school, Leila served as a Law Clerk for the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division One.

15 September

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Lucy Baglin

State Policy Associate
National Coalition of STD Directors
Lucy Baglin, M.S.P.H., State Policy Associate, National Coalition of STD Directors

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Brittney Bauerly

Staff Attorney, Northern Region Office
Network for Public Health Law
Brittney Crock Bauerly, J.D., is a staff attorney at the Network for Public Health Law's Northern Region, where she provides legal technical assistance and develops resources to support public health practitioners, attorneys and advocates. Prior to joining the Network, Brittney was a research associate at the Consortium on Law and Values in Health, Environment and the Life Sciences, and a judicial law clerk to a Minnesota district court judge. Bauerly also worked for the Minnesota Disability Law Center, the Fourth Judicial District Self-Help Center, and the Science Department at the British Embassy. Her past areas of research included ethical issues in genomic biobank research and media interventions to promote health-related behaviors. Bauerly received her J.D. with honors from the University of Minnesota Law School where she served as a managing editor of the Minnesota Law Review and concentrated her studies in Health Law and Bioethics. She graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with majors in Bioethics, Political Science, and Global Cultures.

16 September

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Leo Beletsky

Associate Professor of Law and Health Sciences
Northeastern University School of Law and Bouve College of Health Sciences
Professor Beletsky holds a joint appointment with the School of Law and Bouvé College of Health Sciences. His expertise is on the use of law to advance public health. He utilizes empirical and theoretical approaches to analyze how legal mechanisms can help curb substance abuse, prevent the spread of HIV and other infectious diseases and improve patient care. By highlighting discrepancies between black letter law and its real-world implementation, he also examines the relationship between police practices, public health outcomes and human rights of vulnerable groups. Professor Beletsky communicates this work to legal, scientific and mainstream audiences, including as a contributor to The Huffington Post.

Throughout his career, Professor Beletsky has applied his skills and expertise in service to governmental agencies and non-governmental organizations, including UNAIDS, US Department of Justice, the City of New York and the Open Society Foundations. This involvement has focused on legal reform and programmatic efforts to better align law and policing with community health. His commitment to translating lessons learned between domestic and international settings has informed a portfolio of projects across the Americas (US and Mexico), Central and East Asia (China, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan) and Eastern Europe (Russia and Ukraine).

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Jennifer Bernstein

Deputy Director
Network for Public Health Law -- Mid-States Region
Jennifer Bernstein, J.D., M.P.H., received a B.S. in Women’s Studies and a Certificate in LGBT Studies from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She received a J.D./M.P.H. dual degree from the University of Iowa. During graduate school, Bernstein was a research assistant at the National Health Law and Policy Resource Center and worked as a health law and policy intern at the District of Columbia Primary Care Association. Sher is a member of the Texas State Bar and completed a Hogg Foundation Mental Health Policy Fellowship at the University of Texas-Austin before joining the Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She is currently the Deputy Director at the Network for Public Health Law’s Mid-States Region and helps lead the Data for Population Health initiative.

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Linda Goler Blount

President and CEO
Black Women’s Health Imperative
Linda Goler Blount joined the Black Women’s Health Imperative as the president and chief executive officer in February 2014.

As president and CEO, Goler Blount oversees the strategic direction for the Imperative and is responsible for moving the organization forward in its mission to achieve health equity, reproductive and social justice for Black women across the lifespan.

Before joining the Imperative, Goler Blount served as the Vice President of Programmatic Impact for the United Way of Greater Atlanta, where she led a team focused on achieving transformation in health, income, education and housing stability through place - and population-based work.

Prior to that position, she was the first-ever national vice president of health disparities at the American Cancer Society. There, she was responsible for providing strategic vision and leadership to the Society and its 12 geographic divisions for nationwide health equity policy and social determinants initiatives.
With more than 25 years of experience in the public, for-profit and nonprofit sectors, Goler Blount has a distinguished career that includes successful tenures at the Coca-Cola Company leading strategic business initiatives and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an expert scientist. She also has extensive international health expertise and has served as a consultant to government ministries in Germany, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago where she lived for four years.

Goler Blount is a sought-after speaker and is a member of several organizations including the American Public Health Association and the National Association of Health Services Executives. She serves on the Community Health Charities Board, the University of Michigan School of Public Health Summer Enrichment Program Board and is past chair of the University of Michigan School of Public Health Alumni Board of Governors. She previously served on the Emory University Center for Ethics Advisory Board and Morehouse School of Medicine Public Health Program Advisory Committee.

A Michigan native, Linda holds a Master of Public Health, Epidemiology from the University of Michigan and Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering/Operations Research from Eastern Michigan University.

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Meg Booth

Executive Director
Children’s Dental Health Project
Meg Booth, M.P.H., Executive Director, Children’s Dental Health Project

17 September

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Margaret A. Brink

Former President
National Association of Local Boards of Health, Four Corners District Health Department Board of Health
Margaret Brink is a community and public health advocate. She is the former President of the National Association of Local Boards of Health. She has presented programs at the Nebraska League of Municipalities with Public Health as the core theme as well as presenting at the PHAN annual conferences and the NALBOH annual conferences. She speaks to groups and boards about public health issues, leadership and advocacy. She has served on many state level boards/committees representing rural NE boards of health. The Public Health Association of Nebraska, PHAN board of directors, the Advisory Committee to the Dean of the College of Public Health, UNMC and the State Health Improvement/Strategic Planning Committee are some of the activities that Brink currently attends. She is a former scholar of the Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute. Brink obtained her M.A. in the field of education from Fort Hays University, Hays, KS and B.A. From Hastings College,Hastings, NE.

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Maureen Byrnes

Lead Research Scientist
George Washington University
For over 30 years Maureen Byrnes served in leadership positions in the federal government, philanthropy and the non-profit sector. As Executive Director of Human Rights First, Maureen traveled to Russia and Pakistan, and worked to end the use of torture as an interrogation technique. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

From 1997 to 2005, Maureen served as Director of the Health and Human Services program at The Pew Charitable Trusts where she designed and implemented a wide variety of strategies and initiatives to address challenges in the fields of public health, foster care and science policy, among others.
In the 1980’s, Maureen worked with Senator Lowell Weicker as the Staff Director of the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies to provide early government funding to address the HIV epidemic.Later she served as Executive Director of the National Commission on AIDS, the first Congressionally-mandated independent commission to address the challenges associated with the HIV epidemic. Maureen has also served as Vice President of the Association of American Universities.

Currently, Maureen is a Lead Research Scientist and Lecturer in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University. She also serves as Senior Policy Advisor to PolicyLab at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Maureen graduated magna cum laude from LeMoyne College in Syracuse, New York and has a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.Maureen came to Washington DC as a Presidential Management Fellow.

16 September

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Janice A. Beecher

Professor and Director
Institute of Public Utilities, Michigan State University
Prof. Janice Beecher has served as Director of the Institute of Public Utilities at Michigan State University since 2002, bringing more than thirty years of applied research experience to the position. She is a frequent author, lecturer, and participant in professional forums and Editor of Utilities Policy. She recently coauthored the book, Risk Principles for Public Utility Regulators (MSU Press). Her areas of interest include regulatory institutions, governance, and pricing and she specializes in the water sector. She is presently serving on Michigan’s 21st Century Infrastructure Commission and the U.S. EPA’s Environmental Finance Advisory Board. She previously held positions at The Ohio State and Indiana Universities and the Illinois Commerce Commission. She has a Ph.D. in Political Science from Northwestern University and faculty appointments in MSU’s College of Social Science, where she has taught graduate courses in public policy and regulation.

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Denise Chrysler

Director, Mid-States Region Office
Network for Public Health Law
Denise Chrysler has a broad background in public health law with specific expertise regarding collection, sharing, and protection of health and personal information. She is the director of the Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region, located at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. The Network assists practitioners, attorneys, policymakers, and advocates to efficiently and effectively use law to manage and improve population health.

For 27 years, Ms. Chrysler provided legal services to the Michigan Department of Community Health regarding public health powers, programs, and services, serving as the public health legal director, the director of the Office of Legal Affairs, the department’s chief privacy officer, the regulatory affairs officer, the Freedom of Information Act coordinator, a member of the department’s Institutional Review Board, and as an assistant attorney general. As a state attorney, Ms. Chrysler served on the department’s Steering Committee and Privacy and Security subcommittee to develop health information exchange, and was the lead author of the legal sections of Michigan’s e-Health Initiative Conduit to Care Report. She worked extensively on the Michigan BioTrust Project to make newborn screening blood specimens and associated data available for health research. Finally, she served on the statewide Bed Bug Working Group and was lead author of the legal sections of the Michigan Manual for the Prevention and Control of Bed Bugs. She continues her work on these efforts by serving on national and state advisory groups, developing practical training and tools, providing technical assistance, and making presentations.

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Suzanne Condon

Massachusetts Department of Public Health (retired)
Suzanne K. Condon, M.S.M., holds a BS degree from Bridgewater State College, and an MS degree from Emmanuel College. In 2003, Ms. Condon was named a Distinguished Alumna at Bridgewater State College and received the Adrian Rondileu Award. Additionally, she was appointed and serves as an adjunct professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, Division of Public Health Practice.

During Ms. Condon’s tenure, the Environmental Health programs have conducted nationally recognized studies, including three studies in Massachusetts of the associations between environmental exposures and the health of children. She has served as a principal and co-principal investigator for these and more than a dozen other large-scale epidemiologic studies. Ms. Condon has also taken a lead nationally to implement environmental public health tracking projects and serves as the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s principal investigator for Environmental Public Health Tracking projects in Massachusetts that are funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. She has also been a national leader in addressing health disparities and was instrumental in establishing the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Diversity Initiative and Council.

Ms. Condon has been the recipient of the U.S. Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry special services award, a number of outstanding service awards from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health, the Massachusetts Environmental Health Association’s Dr. Joseph S. Goldfarb award for exemplary service in the professional practice of environmental public health in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and the Curtis Hilliard Award for dedicated service and outstanding achievement in public health. She has been asked to present or participate at numerous national meetings on the role of health departments in environmental public health, such as those sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences, the National Governors’ Association, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officers. She is a member of the Steering Committee of the State Environmental Health Directors group and has served on a variety of expert panels on environmental public health for both government and academia

16 September

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Anthony Cottone

Law Office of Anthony Cottone
Anthony Cottone, J.D.,Office of Anthony Cottone

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Nathaniel Counts

Director of Policy
Mental Health America
Nathaniel Counts works on innovative federal and state policy solutions for problems in behavioral health care. In particular, he focuses on policies that promote effective prevention, early intervention, and treatment, and on issues at the intersection of education and behavioral health.

Counts recently graduated from Harvard Law School, where he studied bioethics, healthcare economics, and philosophies of difference. He was a Petrie-Flom Center for Bioethics Student Fellow, through which he wrote on competing medical and social model understandings of federal disability legislation and their policy implication.

16 September

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Bill Cross

LMFT
Trauma Resource Institute
Bill Cross, PhD LMFT has been a practicing psychotherapist for over 40 years working with veterans, other individuals, couples and families. He specializes with those dealing with histories of trauma. His practice includes Somatic Experiencing and Trauma Resiliency and he conducts Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction classes at the Zen Center of Syracuse, N.Y. He is a combat veteran and in addition to being a West Point graduate, taught leadership and psychology at West Point after his service in Viet Nam. He also is Professor Emeritus of Psychology at Onondaga Community College and was awarded the State University of New York Chancellors Award for Excellence in Teaching.


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Lindsay Cloud

Senior Policy Surveillance Manager
Public Health Law Research
Lindsay Cloud is a Senior Policy Surveillance Manager with Public Health Law Research (PHLR). Lindsay is responsible for the creation and management of internal and external legal datasets using the Workbench content management system. She has worked on cross-sectional and longitudinal datasets related to unemployment compensation, earned income tax credit, child restraint systems, distracted driving laws, medical marijuana patient related laws, drug overdose and anti-bullying laws.

Before coming to PHLR, Lindsay served as a fellow for the Honorable Jacquelyn Frazier-Lyde of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. She graduated from The Pennsylvania State University in State College, Pennsylvania in 2009 with a BA degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Political Science. She graduated from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware in 2012 with a JD degree, where she was recognized with Pro-Bono Distinction. During law school, she was sworn in to practice law on a limited basis as a certified legal intern of the Delaware Civil Clinic, in association with Delaware Volunteer Legal Services, to provide free legal services to impoverished clients seeking Protection from Abuse Orders, custody and visitation, wills, power of attorney, and advanced healthcare directives.

Lindsay is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

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Amy Campbell

Director
Institute for Health Law & Policy
Amy Campbell, J.D., M.B.E., Director, Institute for Health Law & Policy and Associate Professor of Law, Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, University of Memphis

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Corey Davis

Deputy Director
Southeastern Region Office, Network for Public Health Law
Corey Davis, J.D., M.S.P.H., serves as the deputy director at the Network for Public Health Law's Southeastern Region and staff attorney at the National Health Law Program. Before joining NHeLP, Corey served as an employment rights attorney at Equality Advocates Pennsylvania where he represented lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals before administrative commissions and in state and federal courts. Prior to joining Equality Advocates Davis oversaw a street-based legal clinic sited at Philadelphia’s syringe exchange program. In both of these positions he provided direct legal representation as well as education, outreach and strategic advocacy.

Davis has also worked for the North Carolina Institute of Medicine, the University of Pennsylvania and the Drug Control and Access to Medicines Consortium in both research and management capacities. He is the recipient of the International AIDS Society’s Young Investigator Award, given for empirical research on the effect of law and law enforcement practice on access to an evidence-based public health intervention, and has published in the lay and academic press. Davis received his B.S. from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania, his M.S.P.H. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and his J.D. from Temple University, where he studied under Scott Burris. He  is barred in Pennsylvania and New Jersey as well as various federal courts.

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Barbara DiPietro

Senior Director of Policy
National Health Care for the Homeless Council, Baltimore, MD
Barbara DiPietro directs the policy and advocacy activities for the National Health Care for the Homeless Council, conducts policy analysis, coordinates the Council’s policy priorities with federal advocacy and governmental partners, and organizes staff assistance to the Policy Committee, Respite Care Providers Network, National Consumer Advisory Board, SSI Task Force, and the Permanent Supportive Housing Working Group.

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Cesar De La Vega

Juanita Tate Social Justice Fellow
The City Project
Cesar De La Vega is the Juanita Tate Social Justice Fellow at The City Project. As a native of Los Angeles’s Eastside and former intern, Cesar is excited to return to The City Project after completing a post-graduate fellowship in the Office of the General Counsel at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C. Cesar received his JD from Stanford Law School in 2014 and his BA in Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles in 2010.

While in law school, Cesar participated in the school’s Organizations and Transactions Clinic—providing free corporate legal services to Bay Area nonprofit organizations—and the Obesity in Santa Clara County Policy Practicum, a collaborative effort between the Law School, the County Counsel’s Office, and Stanford University School of Medicine faculty to reduce obesity rates in the county through the identification, development, evaluation, and presentation of strategies and initiatives for the County Board of Supervisors. Cesar is a recipient of the Ford Foundation Post-Graduate Fellowship in Public Interest Law, and La Raza Lawyers of Santa Clara County Charitable Foundation Merit Award.

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Virginia Dario Elizondo

Deputy City Attorney
San Francisco City Attorney’s Office
Virginia Dario Elizondo, Deputy City Attorney, San Francisco City Attorney’s Office

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Doug Farquhar

Program Director for Environmental Health
National Conference of State Legislatures
Doug Farquhar directs the program that performs legislative analysis and outreach on state and federal environmental, health and trade laws; focusing on the delegation and authorization of federal and state laws; and provides legal and technical assistance to state legislators and agency staff on state, federal and international environmental, environmental health and trade policies. He also provides testimony before state legislative committees and task forces; reviews and comments on legislation and regulations, drafts memos, articles and books on state environmental health policies; and represents state interests before federal and international bodies.

As director of Environmental Health he works closely with federal counterparts at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and the Commission for Environmental Cooperation (CEC).

Prior to coming to NCSL, Farquhar worked in the Texas House of Representatives and on Capitol Hill in Washington.He received his law degree from the University of Denver and is an adjunct professor in their graduate school of Environmental Policy and Management.

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Nan Feyler

Visiting Professor of Law
Temple University Beasley School of Law
Prior to joining Temple Law School, Professor Feyler was Deputy Commissioner for Public Health Programs at the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. In that role she directed the Department’s programs aimed at protecting and improving the public health of Philadelphia and regulating the health and safety of the public. As a member of the Health Commissioner’s Executive Team she assisted in developing public health policies and helped enact a variety of public health laws addressing food safety, air quality, chronic disease, infectious disease and lead poisoning of children.

Prior to joining government service, Professor Feyler spent over twenty years in the public interest sector as lawyer and agency director. Most recently she was the executive director of Nationalities Service Center, a multi-cultural, multi-lingual non-profit agency which provides legal and social services and English as a Second Language classes to the Philadelphia region’s immigrant and refugee population.

Professor Feyler served as the Executive Director of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania, a non-profit public interest law firm serving people in Pennsylvania living with HIV and AIDS. She created programs focusing on family law and guardianship, immigration, prisoner and ex-offender health care access, housing, civil rights and public benefits. She was selected one of Philadelphia’s top lawyers by Philadelphia Magazine in 1996.

Professor Feyler graduated from New York University School of Law where she was named a Root Tilden Scholar based on her academic record and history of public service and served as an editor of the Review of Law and Social Change. She received her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health where she was a public health scholar.

Professor Feyler has taught adjunct courses on public health law, food policy and the legal aspects of HIV and AIDS at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law, Drexel School of Public Health, Bryn Mawr College Graduate School of Social Work, and at the City University of New York School of Law. She has served on several boards of trustees including Community Legal Services, the Philadelphia Chinatown Development Corporation, and Prevention Point, Philadelphia’s sterile needle exchange program.

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Susan Berke Fogel

Director of Reproductive Health
National Health Law Program
Susan Berke Fogel directs the reproductive health and justice programs at NHeLP. Based out of the Los Angeles office, she develops and implements initiatives to advance reproductive justice and health access for low-income women and adolescents with a particular focus on how Medicaid policies can be utilized to increase access to abortion, family planning, and pregnancy care.
She began her legal career at the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles. She subsequently served as the legal director and acting executive director at the California Women’s Law Center, where she directed projects to improve access to health care for women and girls with a particular focus on reproductive health and rights, women of color and low income women. She has also consulted on health care policy for a number of organizations, including the Los Angeles County Office of Women’s Health, Catholics for Choice, the Ford Foundation and the Los Angeles Unified School District.

She is nationally known for her work on religious restrictions in health care and has advanced reproductive rights in both the legislatures and the courts. She is the co-author of several papers and articles, including NHeLP’s groundbreaking report, “Health Care Refusals: Undermining Quality Care for Women,” which considers the serious impact of religious restrictions on medical standards of care in reproductive health. She received her B.A. in Art History from UCLA and her J.D. from Loyola Law School in Los Angeles.

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Jacqueline Fox

Associate Professor of Law
University of South Carolina School of Law
Professor Fox teaches Health Care Law and Policy, Public Health Law, Bioethics, and Torts. She has published numerous articles on health law, health care financing and regulation, and health care reform in publications including the University of Cincinnati Law Review, Buffalo Law Review, Seton Hall Law Review, the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law, and Ethics, the International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management, and The Hasting Center's Health Care Cost Monitor. Her current work closely examines the newly created Independent Payment Advisory Board, which is tasked with capping the costs of the Medicare program. She has published op-ed pieces in The State newspaper and appeared on local and regional news shows speaking on the subject of health law. Her work on Medicare, in particular, has been cited in a number of scholarly publications and one of her contributions to the Hastings Center health reform publications has been the subject of an article in the New York Times. She has also been an invited speaker at universities including Oxford University, the University of Toronto, Johns Hopkins University, and Yale University. She was a visiting professor at the Santa Anna University in Pisa, Italy, for the spring semester of 2009.

Professor Fox received her B.A. from Sarah Lawrence College and J.D. and LL.M. from Georgetown University. Prior to joining the faculty at the University of South Carolina, she was a Greenwall Fellow at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities, and a Donaghue Scholar of Research Ethics at Yale University.

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Natasha Frost

Staff Attorney
Public Health Law Center
Natasha Frost provides legal technical assistance on public health issues to communities and local governments. Prior to joining the Public Health Law Center, Natasha worked for The Alliance for Children’s Rights, a public interest law firm that provides a range of legal and other services to children in foster care in Los Angeles County. As the benefits program director, she created and managed a program that represents children and their caregivers to obtain public benefits. While there, she handled more than 300 administrative fair hearings and recovered over $7,000,000 in funding on behalf of needy children. She also provided consulting and technical support to systemic efforts, including litigation and legislation, designed to overcome barriers to accessing benefits and services.

Frost graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2001, where she was president of the National Lawyers Guild, University of Minnesota Law School Chapter and a recipient of the Minnesota Justice Foundation Law Student Volunteer Award. Natasha volunteered for Central Minnesota Legal Services, the Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women, the Institute on Race and Poverty and the Battered Women’s Legal Advocacy Project. She also worked as a research assistant for Professor Beverly Balos.

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Jada Fehn

Adjunct Professor
Mitchell Hamline School of Law
Jada Fehn, J.D., is an Adjunct Professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law and the 2016-2017 Chair-Electof the American Public Health Association Law Section. As an Assistant Teaching Professor from 2014 to 2016, she launched Mitchell Hamline’s medical-legal partnership and taught a Health Law clinical course.Prior to joining the law school faculty, Ms. Fehn served as a Public Health Law Fellow with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In the Office of the General Counsel, she worked on projects including Ebola response, school vaccination, and opioid overdose antidote distribution.Ms. Fehn’s first legal position was in Hennepin County Mental Health Court. She is a graduate of Hamline University School of Law where she earned a Juris Doctor and Health Law Certificate. Before entering the legal field, Ms. Fehn provided direct care to patients in pharmacy and mental health settings. She is a graduate of the University of Minnesota with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology.

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Stacey Gagosian

Director of Public Policy
Truth Initiative
Stacey Younger Gagosian has worked in politics and policy for 20 years. Currently, she is the Director of Public Policy at Truth Initiative, which focuses on smoking cessation and prevention policies. From 2003 until 2008, she was the Legislative Associate at the National Breast Cancer Coalition, successfully working to secure funding for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program and passing the Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Act. Previously, Ms. Gagosian worked on Capitol Hill in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.Other positions include a Fundraising Manager for a Senate campaign, and Outreach Coordinator at the Close Up Foundation. Ms. Gagosian has a Bachelor of Arts degree from Kalamazoo College. She lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and two children.

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Robert Garcia

Founding Director and Counsel
The City Project, Los Angeles
Robert García is a civil rights advocate who engages, educates, and empowers communities for equal access to public resources. He is the Founding Director and Counsel of The City Project, a non-profit legal and policy advocacy team in Los Angeles, California. The City Project works with diverse allies on equal access to (1) healthy green land use through community planning; (2) climate justice; (3) quality education including physical education; (4) health equity; and (5) economic vitality for all, including creating jobs and avoiding displacement.Mr. García received the President’s Award from the American Public Health Association. PODER Magazine named him one of the Top 100 Latino Green Leaders. Hispanic Business Magazine has recognized him as one of the 100 most influential Latinos in the United States. He graduated from Stanford University and Stanford Law School, where he served on the Board of Editors of the Stanford Law Review. He is an Assistant Professor at Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science.
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Traci Green

Associate Professor
Boston University Medical Center
Dr. Green is an epidemiologist whose research focuses on drug abuse, addiction, and injury. Specifically, the areas in which she is most interested and to which she has contributed include the intersecting worlds of HIV infection and drug abuse, non-medical use of prescription drugs, corrections health, drug policy, and opioid overdose prevention and intervention. She earned a Master of Science in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from McGill University and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from Yale University where she was both a Center for Interdisciplinary Research on AIDS pre-doctoral fellow and an individual Kirschstein-National Research Services Award pre-doctoral fellow. She helped design the ASI-MV®, a real-time illicit and prescription drug abuse surveillance system developed by Inflexxion, Inc., and has actively sought to test its applicability and validity. Currently, she is an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Boston University where she is Deputy Director of the Boston Medical Center Injury Prevention Center. She also holds an appointment as an Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Epidemiology at the Warren Alpert School of Medicine at Brown University. Dr. Green helped co-found Prescribetoprevent.org and chairs the Rhode Island Drug Overdose Prevention and Rescue Coalition for the Rhode Island Department of Health. Her research is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Tufts/Lifespan/Brown Center for AIDS Research, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, and the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute

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Michael Greenberger

Director
University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security
Michael Greenberger is the Founder and Director of the University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security (CHHS) and a professor at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.

In addition to designing and teaching a course focused on counterterrorism and emergency response:“Homeland Security and the Law of Counterterrorism,” he has led the development of and oversees the teaching of homeland security and public health courses taught at the law school, including courses focusing on public health emergencies, crisis management, and cybersecurity. Professor Greenberger also oversees the newly-created Cybersecurity and Crisis Management Law Certificate, as well as managing two tracts in the successful new Masters of Science in Law.

In his capacity as Founder and Director of CHHS, Professor Greenberger manages a staff of over 50 professionals working on over 90 contracts dealing with a broad range of public health and homeland security response issues internationally and at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as with hospitals, universities, public schools, and medical researchers.(More information about CHHS can be found at www.umaryland.edu/healthsecurity/ and at www.mdchhs.com.)

Professor Greenberger has spoken extensively on issues that intersect with law, public health and policy, and homeland security. He currently serves by appointment of the Governor of Maryland on the Commission on Maryland Cybersecurity Innovation and Excellence.Additionally, he was appointed by the President of the American Bar Association to the Advisory Committee of the Standing Committee on Law and National Security and served as the Chair of the Maryland Governor’s Emergency Management Advisory Council.
In 1999, Professor Greenberger began service as Counselor to the United States Attorney General, and then became the Justice Department’s Principal Deputy Associate Attorney General.In the latter capacity, Professor Greenberger assisted the United States Attorney General and Associate Attorney General in supervising the work of the Justice Department’s Civil, Civil Rights, Environmental, Antitrust, and Tax Divisions.He also had within his portfolio of responsibilities several counterterrorism projects concerning both law enforcement and public health policy, including organizing a nationwide counterterrorism war game (“TOPOFF I”).

Prior to entering government service, Professor Greenberger was a partner for over 20 years in the Washington, D.C. law firm of Shea & Gardner, where he served as lead litigation counsel before courts of law nationwide, including the United States Supreme Court.

Professor Greenberger left private practice in 1997 to become the Director of the Division of Trading and Markets at the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC), where he served under CFTC Chairperson Brooksley Born.

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Katie Garfield

Clinical Fellow
Health Law and Policy Clinic, Harvard Law School

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Eric Gorovitz

Principal
Adler & Colvin
Eric K. Gorovitz is a principal at Adler & Colvin. He has extensive experience in lobbying, legislative drafting, policy development and media advocacy, and has helped nonprofits and foundations across the country to understand the federal tax rules governing their advocacy activities. Mr. Gorovitz has represented clients regarding nonprofit and foundation formation and governance, compliance with federal tax law, public policy advocacy, and the intersection of tax and election law. Between a brief period as a consumer attorney and his return to practicing law in 2007, Mr. Gorovitz spent approximately 12 years as an advocate for policy change in public health, engaging directly in legislative and regulatory policy development as Policy Director for several local, state, and national nonprofit advocacy organizations.

Mr. Gorovitz has lectured at (among others) U.C. Berkeley, Johns Hopkins University, U.C. Hastings School of Law, and Golden Gate University School of Law, and was honored as a Visiting Scholar in the School of Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

His publications include (among others) an article, co-authored with Rosemary E. Fei and published in Taxation of Exempt Organizations, called “Perils in Consolidating Financial Statements of Exempt Organizations.” Mr. Gorovitz earned a B.A. degree from Cornell University, a J.D. degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, and an M.P.H. degree from the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and is a member of the California Political Attorneys Association, the tax law section of the American Bar Association, the California State Bar Association, and the Bar Association of San Francisco. He currently serves on several nonprofit boards

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Jeremy Goldman

Deputy City Attorney
City and County of San Francisco
Jeremy M. Goldman is the Deputy City Attorney for Government Litigation in San Francisco, California. In this role, he is responsible for defending San Francisco ordinances, programs, and procedures against constitutional and other legal challenges at trial and on appeal in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining the Office of the City Attorney, Mr. Goldman was a partner at Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP, where his practice focused on complex civil litigation. Prior to joining Boies, Schiller & Flexner, he clerked for Judge Rosemary Barkett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit.

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Robert Gatter

Professor of Health Management and Policy
Saint Louis University College of Public Health and Social Justice
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Deirdre Golden

Health Law Professor
University of Detroit Mercy Law School
Deirdre Golden, M.D., M.S., J.D., LL.M, Health Law Professor, University of Detroit Mercy Law School

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Monica S. Hammer

Monica S. Hammer, LLC
Monica S. Hammer, J.D., Monica S. Hammer, LLC

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Carter Headrick

Director of State and Local Obesity Policy, the Voices for Health Kids Project
American Heart Association
Carter Headrick is Director of State and Local Obesity Policy for the Voices for Healthy Kids Project of the American Heart Association. In this role Mr. Headrick and his team work with American Heart Association staff and public health coalitions in all 50 states to pass and implement state and local policies to promote healthy eating and physical activity. Prior to joining the American Heart Association, Mr. Headrick developed an expertise in tobacco prevention and cessation policy during eleven years working at the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, a privately funded organization established to focus the nation's attention and action on reducing tobacco use among children. During his time at Tobacco-Free Kids, Mr. Headrick built a national group of over 400,000 grassroots volunteers who worked to counter the tobacco industry and advocate for policy change at the federal, state and local levels of government. Mr. Headrick also served three years as a regional advocacy representative for the Campaign. In that position, Mr. Headrick worked with tobacco prevention coalitions in 36 states, providing technical assistance on winning policy change campaigns. Mr. Headrick has been a featured speaker at dozens of local, state, national and international conferences regarding best practices for running effective public health advocacy campaigns, grassroots organizing and volunteer motivation. In 2005 he co-chaired the successful Innovate to Motivate National Conference for Political Involvement Professionals. He currently serves on the steering committee for the Safe Routes to School National Partnership and is a past President of America Walks. Mr. Headrick began his public health career when he co-managed a successful effort in Washington State to eliminate tobacco billboards in the most populous county in the Pacific Northwest. In addition to his public health work, Mr. Headrick has managed political campaigns in three states. He is also a radio broadcast veteran having worked seven years as an announcer, producer, and news reporter. Mr. Headrick received his B.A. from Minnesota State University at Moorhead and lives with his family in Colorado.

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Colleen Healy

Staff Attorney, Mid-States Region Office
Network for Public Health Law
Colleen Healy, J.D., is a staff attorney with the Network for Public Health Law – Mid-States Region at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She received her J.D. from the Duke University School of Law. While in law school, she served as Articles Editor for the Duke Forum for Law & Social Change and worked at the National Health Law Program as a legal intern. Prior to law school, Healy received a B.S. from Arizona State University – the Barrett Honors College, where she studied psychology and global health and wrote her honors thesis on the role of community health workers in a local Women, Infants and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program.

She is a member of the Michigan State Bar. Prior to joining the Network, Healy worked at the Michigan Primary Care Association, where she was involved in state and federal legislative and administrative advocacy on behalf of Michigan’s federally qualified health centers. She has also worked as a commercial litigation associate for Miller Canfield Paddock and Stone, PLC, a large Michigan-based law firm. While at the firm, Colleen provided pro bono assistance to a nonprofit harm reduction organization and served on the board of a local health center and a nonprofit focused on economic empowerment, where she assisted with launching annual expungement workshops.

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Sara Hexem

Policy Director
National Nursing Centers Consortium and Pennsylvania Action Coalition
Sarah Hexem, Esq. is responsible for directing NNCC’s federal and state policy initiatives and developing policy and advocacy projects in collaboration with NNCC leadership and key relationships with organizational and academic partners. In 2015, Sarah became the Director of the Pennsylvania Action Coalition, which works to implement the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 Future of Nursing Report through strategic partnerships in an effort to create a healthier Pennsylvania through high-quality, accessible and safe nursing. She also co-directs NNCC’s Nurse-led MLP Initiative, a national pilot program focused on integrating legal services into the nurse-managed health setting and manages several public health law research projects in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Public Health Management Corporation.

Sarah joined the NNCC in 2012. Her prior work experience includes direct legal and social services related to women’s health and court reform policy research. Sarah graduated magna cum laude from Temple University Beasley School of Law and has a Bachelor of Arts from Pomona College.

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Janie Simms Hipp

Founding Director
Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law
Janie Simms Hipp, J.D., LL.M. is the founding director of the Indigenous Food and Agriculture Initiative at the University of Arkansas School of Law, the nation’s first law school-based initiative focusing on tribal governance, strategic technical policy assistance and Native youth and professional education supporting Native food systems. Janie is a citizen of the Chickasaw Nation.

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James Hodge

Director, Western Region Office
Network for Public Health Law
James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M., is the Professor of Public Health Law and Ethics; and Director of the nationally-ranked Public Health Law and Policy Program at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, Arizona State University. Through scholarship, teaching and applied projects, Professor Hodge delves into multiple areas of health law, public health law, global health law, ethics and human rights. Since September 2010, he has also served as Director of the Western Region Office of the Network for Public Health Law, one of five centers nationally funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The Western Region Office assists public health lawyers, officials, practitioners, students and others across 11 states and nationally.

Professor Hodge is a prolific scholar, having published more than 150 articles in prestigious journals of law, medicine, public health and bioethics; two books in public health law; 25 book chapters; and guest edited four symposium issues in the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, Jurimetrics, and the Annals of Health Law. As former President of the Public Health Law Association and Board of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME), Professor Hodge co-chaired the national public health law conference sponsored by RWJF in 2010 and 2014.

Professor Hodge received the 2006 Henrik L. Blum Award for Excellence in Health Policy from the American Public Health Association; the 2009 Outstanding Faculty Award from the Department of Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; and the 2014 Distinguished Alumni Award from the College of Charleston (SC) Honors Program.

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Kathleen Hoke

Director, Eastern Region Office
Network for Public Health Law
Professor Hoke directs the Legal Resource Center for Public Health Policy (2002-present), funded by the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and the Network for Public Health Law’s Eastern Region (2010-present), funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She teaches the Public Health Law Clinic through which she engages law students in the work of the Network and Center.

Through the Legal Resource Center, Hoke provides technical legal assistance to Maryland state and local health officials, legislators, and organizations working in tobacco control, obesity reduction and injury prevention. Recent work has focused on the regulation of cigars and electronic cigarettes, development of sound policies to create smoke-free multi-unit housing, legislation to prevent injury by requiring seat-belts for all vehicle occupants, and legislative mandates that childcare facilities serve only healthy beverages.

The Network for Public Health Law provides technical legal assistance to national, state and local public health professionals, their attorneys, legislators, researchers and advocates working to develop sound public policy to improve public health. This assistance often results in the creation of fact sheets, issue briefs, 50-state surveys, webinars, and other useful tools on emerging and persistent public health issues. Under Hoke's direction, the Network’s Eastern Region deliverables have focused on environmental health, food safety and injury prevention.

Hoke formerly served as a Special Assistant to the Attorney General of Maryland, handling special projects in the consumer and health arena, and as an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Litigation Unit and the Opinions and Advice Unit.

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Shelley L. Horak

Executive Director
Dallas County Public Health Nursing Services
Shelley L. Horak, M.P.H., C.H.E.S., C.P.M., Executive Director, Dallas County Public Health Nursing Services

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Carolyn Hornbuckle

Senior Program Manager
National Congress of American Indians
Carolyn Hornbuckle (Mohawk), J.D., is a Senior Program Manager at the NCAI Policy Research Center. In this role, she works on projects that advance youth leadership and wellness and inform youth policy development. Carolyn received her J.D. from the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University. While at law school, Carolyn studied Federal Indian Law and participated in the College’s Indian Legal Program. After graduating, she worked as a law clerk for the Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian Community in the Office of the General Counsel. After this position and prior to joining NCAI, Carolyn worked at the National Indian Health Board where she contributed to a number of organization efforts, including those: to advocate to improve health funding and resources for tribes and tribal organizations; to conduct outreach and provide real time information to tribes and tribal organizations; to build public health capacity in Indian Country; and efforts to strengthen tribal consultation on health and public health issues. Carolyn is a member of the Arizona Bar.

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Rebekah L. Horowitz

State Policy Manager
National Coalition of STD Directors
Rebekah L. Horowitz, M.P.H., J.D., State Policy Manager, National Coalition of STD Directors

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Amy E. Horton-Newell

Director
Commission on Homelessness & Poverty and Coordinating Committee on Veterans Benefits & Services, American Bar Association
Amy E. Horton-Newell, J.D., Director, Commission on Homelessness & Poverty, Director, Coordinating Committee on Veterans Benefits & Services, American Bar Association

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Josh Horwitz

Executive Director
Coalition to Stop Gun Violence
Joshua Horwitz, J.D., is the Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence and the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence. He has spent more than two decades working on gun violence prevention issues.

Horwitz sees his role as looking around the next corner to develop new ideas and strategies for the gun violence prevention movement. For instance, in 2007 his research and advocacy was instrumental in enacting a first-of-its-kind microstamping law in California. This revolutionary technology allows law enforcement to trace guns from expended cartridge casings left at crime scenes.

In 2013, he was one of the founders of the Consortium for Risk-Based Firearm Policy, a group of mental health and public health experts who have examined the intersection of guns and mental health. The Consortium released a set of policy recommendations designed to promote policy that will more effectively prevent those at a heightened risk of violent behavior from possessing firearms. One of those recommendations was the basis for California’s first in the nation Gun Violence Restraining Order law (AB1014) that passed in September 2014.

Horwitz is a graduate of the University of Michigan and received his law degree from the George Washington University. He is a visiting scholar at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health where he teaches public health advocacy and is a regular blogger at the Huffington Post.

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Aila Hoss

Public Health Analyst
Carter Consulting, Inc., Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Aila Hoss serves as a Public Health Analyst through Carter Consulting, Inc. for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Law Program located in the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, which works to improve public health through the development of legal tools and provides legal technical assistance to state, tribal, local, and territorial governments. Ms. Hoss’s research portfolio includes tribal public health law, federal Indian law, vaccination law, and public health enabling authorities. Ms. Hoss serves as faculty for the CDC University’s Working Effectively with Tribal Governments course and supports the CDC/ATSDR’s National Tribal Environmental Health Think Tank. Ms. Hoss is an active member of the Indiana bar. She earned her J.D. from the University of Oregon School of Law and her B.A. from Emory University.

15 September

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Sara Pollock Hoverter

Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor
Harrison Institute for Public Health Law Georgetown Law
Sara Hoverter is a staff attorney and adjunct professor at the Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown University Law Center. Her area of concentration is health policy, including climate change and public health, Medicaid, state and federal health reform, improving school nutrition, and the use of community health workers to reach vulnerable populations. Past positions include:law clerk at the National Partnership for Women and Families, research assistant for the Center for Law and the Public's Health, and program associate at the DC Appleseed Center.Recent publications include Human Health Impacts of Climate Change: Implications for the Practice and Law of Public Health, J. Law, Med. &Ethics, with Jill Krueger and Paul Biedrzycki (2015), Adapting to Urban Heat: A Tool Kit for Local Governments (2012), Compendium of Federal Programs with Potential for Use in Urban Heat Adaptation (Georgetown Climate Center, 2013), and guest editor, Legal Solutions in Health Reform, J. Law, Med. &Ethics, Symposium issue (Fall 2009).

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Barbara Hudson

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (retired)
In 2010--after a 35-year career--Barbara retired from a senior legal position at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. During her career in the Office of the General Counsel, she directed a legal staff, provided legal advice on major health legislation, including the Affordable Care Act, argued cases in the Federal Court of Claims, and advised the Indian Health Service on precedent-setting legal issues. She received numerous awards for her legal work, including the Secretary’s award for outstanding legal advice and the Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Service to America.

Today, Barbara lives in Bloomington, Indiana where she remains active in public health issues. Through a contract with the Network for Public Health Law, she developed several fact sheets on public health authorities. These fact sheets provide critical guidance to state and local agencies on delegated responsibilities for public health functions. 

Barbara analyzes environmental causes of disease, concentrating on the correlation between environmental exposure and non-tuberculosis mycobacterium (NTM) infection. She provides information to the public on the increasing mycobacteria levels in water systems located in hospitals, schools, and homes. In 2015, at the invitation of FDA, she explained the increasing prevalence of NTM infection to a national audience.

Barbara is an active member of two comparative effectiveness research groups. These groups are funded by the Patient Centered Outcome Research (PCOR) legislation enacted as part of the Affordable Care Act. As the groups explore the most effective disease treatments, Barbara provides ongoing information and advice on such topics as:historical development of comparative effectiveness research, PCOR structure and funding source, and constraints on Medicare’s use of research data.

Barbara has degrees in mathematics, education, and law

16 September

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Seft Hunter

Chief Operating Officer
Communities Creating Opportunity
Seft Hunter, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, joined CCO in 2014 and brings more than 15 years professional experience in nonprofit management and leadership. Prior to joining CCO, Hunter served as Director of the Office of Sponsored and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB). He holds a B.A. in Communication, and M.A. Management from West Virginia University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Organizational Management from the University of South Florida. In addition to his professional work at CCO, Hunter serves on the Kanas City Health Commission and as President of Historic Manheim Park Neighborhood Association.

16 September

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Joe Holbrook

Epidemiologist
National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Joe Holbrook, Ph.D., M.P.H. received an M.P.H. from the University of Michigan School Of Public Health, and a Ph.D. from the University of South Carolina Arnold School Of Public Health. As an epidemiologist on the Child Development Studies team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Joe works in children’s mental health, especially ADHD and Tourette Syndrome, as well as epidemiologic methods and longitudinal data analyses. He has analytical expertise with data from many source types, including community-based studies, weighted data from complex samples, electronic medical records, administrative databases, and national surveys. Joe is an active member of the American College of Epidemiology.

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Peter Jacobson

Professor of Health Law & Policy
University of Michigan School of Public Health
Peter D. Jacobson, J.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Health Law and Policy, and Director, Center for Law, Ethics and Health, at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Currently, he teaches courses on health law and public health policy. Jacobson’s research includes projects on health departments’ strategic adaptations, health in all policies initiatives, and the legal issues contributing to the Flint water crisis. He is the principal investigator for the Mid-States Region of the Network for Public Health Law, a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation program. Jacobson's most recent book is Law and the Health System (co-authored—Foundation Press, 2014). Previous books include work on tobacco control, breast cancer, and the role of the courts in shaping health policy. From 2010-2012, Jacobson served as President of the Public Health Law Association. Since 2015, Jacobson has served as Chair, Local Board of Health, Washtenaw County (Michigan) Public Health.

17 September

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Dwane Jones

Director
Center for Sustainable Development at the University of the District of Columbia
Dwane Jones, Ph.D., Director, Center for Sustainable Development at the University of the District of Columbia

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Doug Jutte

Executive Director
Build Healthy Places Network
Douglas Jutte, M.D., M.P.H. .is Executive Director of the Build Healthy Places Network, a newly formed national organization that catalyzes and supports collaboration across the community development and health sectors. Dr. Jutte has been a leader in the Federal Reserve Bank and RWJ Foundation’s Healthy Communities Initiative, which has convened nearly two dozen meetings around the country bringing together professionals from across sectors to enhance community health impact, encourage improved outcomes measurement, and increase public and private investment in community development efforts.

Dr. Jutte is also a pediatrician, professor and population health researcher at the University of California, Berkeley School of Public Health where he teaches in the UC Berkeley-UCSF Joint Medical program. His research focuses on the impact of the social determinants of health on children’s wellbeing through the lifespan and the policy levers and financial tools that can intervene to protect families and communities. He has published in a number of prominent scientific journals including Pediatrics, Epidemiology, the American Journal of Public Health and Health Affairs.

Dr. Jutte graduated from Cornell University and received an MD from Harvard Medical School and a master’s degree in public health from UC Berkeley. He completed his pediatric residency at Stanford University and a post-doctoral fellowship at UCSF through the RWJF Health & Society Scholars program. His clinical work has been in low-income community clinics and as a hospitalist caring for newborn infants.

17 September

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Brian King

Deputy Director for Research Translation
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Office on Smoking and Health
Brian King is the Deputy Director for Research Translation (Acting) in the Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) in the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He provides scientific leadership and technical expertise related to multiple aspects of tobacco prevention and control.

Before joining the CDC in 2010 as an epidemic intelligence service officer, Dr. King worked as a research affiliate in the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, New York. During his time at Roswell Park, his primary research focus related to tobacco prevention and control, particularly the evaluation of secondhand smoke exposure and smoke-free policies in indoor environments.

Dr. King has worked for nearly 10 years to provide sound scientific evidence to inform tobacco control policy and to effectively communicate this information to key stakeholders, including decision makers, the media, and the general public. He has authored or co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed scientific articles pertaining to tobacco prevention and control, was a contributing author to the 50th Anniversary Surgeon General's Report on Smoking and Health, and was the lead author of the CDC's 2014 update to the evidence-based state guide, "Best Practices for Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs."

Dr. King has a Ph.D. and an M.P.H. in Epidemiology from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

16 September

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Jill Krueger

Director, Northern Region Office
Network for Public Health Law
Jill Krueger is the director of the Northern Region of the Network for Public Health Law. In this capacity, she provides legal technical assistance, delivers presentations and lectures, and builds connections in many areas of public health law. Her particular areas of interest include mental health, rural public health, health impacts of climate change, and agricultural and food policy. Before joining the Network, Krueger was an attorney with Farmers' Legal Action Group (FLAG) for over 10 years. At FLAG, she provided legal technical assistance on matters including the Farm Bill, National Organic Program, disaster assistance programs, conservation programs, agricultural loan programs, agricultural production contracts, and farmer-lender mediation. Prior to FLAG, Krueger was an attorney in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office and a law clerk with the Legal Services Corporation of Iowa. She  graduated with honors from the University of Iowa College of Law and from Earlham College.

16 September

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Shiriki Kumanyika

Professor Emerita and Chair
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine andAfrican American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) at Drexel University, Dornsife School of Public Health
Dr. Shiriki Kumanyika is emeritus professor of epidemiology in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School Of Medicine. She has an interdisciplinary background and holds advanced degrees in social work, nutrition, and public health. During her tenure on the Penn Medicine faculty. Dr. Kumanyika also served as the Associate Dean for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, held a secondary appointment as Professor of Epidemiology in the Department of Pediatrics (Division of Gastroenterology, Nutrition Section), and was affiliated with numerous Penn institutes and centers. She was the Founding Director of Penn's interdisciplinary, multi-school Master of Public Health program. Dr. Kumanyika's research focuses on identifying effective strategies to reduce nutrition-related chronic disease risks, with a particular focus on achieving health equity for black Americans. She has led or collaborated on single- or multi-center randomized clinical trials or observational studies related to obesity, salt intake, and other aspects of diet. Several of these studies have evaluated interventions to promote healthy eating and physical activity in African American children or adults in clinical or community-based settings. Dr. Kumanyika founded (in 2002) and continues to chair the African American Collaborative Obesity Research Network (AACORN) (www.aacorn.org), a national network that seeks to improve the quantity, quality, and effective translation of research on weight issues in African American communities. She has extensive experience in advisory roles related to public health and nutrition policy in the US and abroad. Dr. Kumanyika is a member of the Institute of Medicine and is President of the American Public Health Association for 2015.

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Thomas A. LaVeist

William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor In Health
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. LaVeist's research and writing has focused on three broad thematic research questions: 1) What are the social and behavioral factors that predict the timing of various related health outcomes (e.g. access and utilization of health services, mortality, entrance into nursing home? 2) What are the social and behavioral factors that explain race differences in health outcomes?; and 3) What has been the impact of social policy on the health and quality of life of African Americans? His work has included both qualitative and quantitative analysis. Dr. LaVeist seeks to develop an orienting framework in the development of policy and interventions to address race disparities in health-related outcomes. Specific areas of expertise include: U.S. health and social policy, the role of race in health research, social factors contributing to mortality, longevity and life expectancy, quantitative and demographic analysis and access, and utilization of health services.
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Donald Light

Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine
Professor
Donald Light is a medical and economic sociologist who does policy research on institutional access and quality problems for medical services or drugs. Recent research analyzes the epidemic of harmful side effects from drugs (The Risks of Prescription Drugs), institutional barriers to more effective, safer drugs, and global vaccine policy. Light’s new book, based on his time at Harvard University at its Safra Center for Ethics, is Good Pharma: the Public Health Model of the Mario Negri Institute (Palgrave 2015). His articles have appeared in leading social science and medical journals.

Light is a professor at the Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine and a guest researcher at the New York University Division of Medical Ethics as well as Princeton University. From 2009 to 2011, he was the Lokey Visiting Professor at Stanford University. In 2013, Light received the Distinguished Career Award in Sociological Practice from the American Sociological Association. In 2016, he won the Pellegrino Medal in Bioethics and has been invited to the University of Cambridge as a visiting professor.

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David Liners

Executive Director
WISDOM

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Joelle Lester

Staff Attorney
Public Health Law Center
Joelle Lester is a staff attorney with the Public Health Law Center. She is working to support and encourage the Food and Drug Administration to enact the strongest possible tobacco regulations under the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act. She coordinates and mobilizes the public health community to engage with the Food and Drug Administration and provides technical assistance to public health advocates. She also provides litigation support to defend the federal tobacco regulations against challenges from the tobacco industry.

Prior to joining the Public Health Law Center, Lester worked as a litigation associate at the firm of McGrann Shea Carnival Straughn & Lamb. Before attending law school, Lester was a grassroots organizer and executive director of the Oregon Student Association, a non-profit higher education advocacy group. She also worked as a lobbyist for the Wisconsin Association of School Boards, advocating for public K-12 education.

16 September

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Julie Lewis

Policy Director
National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association
Julie Lewis, M.P.H., Policy Director, National Family Planning & Reproductive Health Association

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Kerri Lowrey

Deputy Director, Eastern Region Office
Network for Public Health Law
Kerri McGowan Lowrey, J.D., M.P.H., is Deputy Director of the Network for Public Health Law -- Eastern Region, based at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. She has more than 15 years of experience in public health law and policy research, as well as primary and secondary legal and legislative research and analysis. Her areas of research have included injury prevention law, particularly sports and recreational injury prevention in children and adolescents; the role of law in cancer prevention; child welfare law; and legal and ethical implications of emerging technologies. McGowan Lowrey's specialized training includes a four-year term as a Cancer Prevention Fellow at the National Cancer Institute, where she assisted in developing the Cancer Prevention Fellowship Ethics Track. Prior to joining the Network for Public Health Law, she served as Technical Vice President at the MayaTech Corporation in Silver Spring, MD, and Manager of its Center for Health Policy and Legislative Analysis. Kerri received her J.D. from the University of Maryland School of Law, an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and A.B. in public policy and American institutions from Brown University.

17 September

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Ann Marciarille

Professor of Law
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Ann Marie Marciarille is an professor of law specializing in health care law. Her research interests are in health care regulation and finance with a particular interest in health care reform. Before joining UMKC, she had a long career as health law attorney, including 10 years as a health care antitrust prosecutor for the California Attorney General’s office and several years as a legal services attorney specializing in health care matters.

Professor Marciarille is a summa cum laude graduate of Amherst College and a cum laude graduate of Harvard Law School, where her studies were focused on public interest representation. She also holds a Masters in Theology, specializing in ethics, from Harvard Divinity School.

She has published articles on Medicare reform, health care finance reform and health care provider quality issues. Professor Marciarille taught Health Law, Health Care Reform, Elder Law, Disability Law, and Public Health Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, Boalt Hall/Berkeley Law School and Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

16 September

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Allen Mattison

Partner
Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold, PLLC
Allen Mattison, a partner at Trister, Ross, Schadler & Gold, PLLC, represents nonprofit organizations on federal and state lobbying and campaign finance laws, in addition to corporate, tax and employment law. He advises a variety of public health organizations on where the line lies between educational and lobbying activities, helping them to stretch their non-lobbying funds for the greatest possible advocacy impact. With this knowledge, nonprofit leaders can save scarce lobbying dollars for when they will have the biggest bang for the buck.

Before becoming a lawyer, Allen worked in political communications, serving as the Sierra Club's national media relations director and in communications roles on campaigns and in the U.S. Senate. These experiences give Allen perspective on the challenges nonprofit managers face in developing programs that maximize their advocacy power within the restrictions imposed on section 501(c)(3) organizations.

Using his communications background, Allen has helped numerous organizations understand how to structure their social media outreach without violating lobbying and campaign-finance restrictions. He wrote Friends, Tweets, and Links: IRS Treatment of Social Media Activities By Section 501(c)(3) Organizations, 67 Exempt Org. Tax Rev. 445 (May 2011), one of the first scholarly articles to address charities’ election-related use of Facebook, Twitter and other social networking tools. He also wrote Influencing Public Policy in the Digital Age: The Law of Online Lobbying and Election-related Activities (Alliance for Justice, Fall 2011), a guidebook for nonprofit managers seeking to maximize their social media power without violating relevant laws.

He earned his law degree from Georgetown University Law Center, cum laude, and his bachelor’s degree in political science from Washington University in St. Louis with college honors.

17 September

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Angela McGowan

Project Director
Program Performance and Evaluation Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Angela McGowan's work focuses on advancing the use of policy, advocacy, and law as tools to improve health. She leads efforts with partners (HHS, CDC, CDC Foundation and RWJF) to develop evidence-based reports to highlight the state of laws and policies related to specific topic areas within the HHS Healthy People 2020 initiative.

15 September

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Ted Mermin

Executive Director
Public Good Law Center
Ted Mermin, J.D., M.Ed., is the co-founder and Executive Director of Public Good. For the past decade, he has litigated consumer protection, First Amendment, and civil rights law cases at the trial and appellate levels, and has written and spoken extensively on issues of preemption, privacy, free speech, and unfair competition.

Prior to founding Public Good, Mermin served for eight years as a Deputy Attorney General in the California Department of Justice, where he brought consumer cases against abusive loan companies, rental car outfits and telecom providers. He handled the first case to rein in the practices of a predatory lender with more than 3000 outlets nationwide, and wrote a law that led the way to successful prosecutions of “immigration consultants” who routinely took thousands of dollars from those seeking asylum in the United States and provided nothing in return. Mermin also authored a wide variety of amicus briefs on behalf of the California Attorney General (and often the Attorney Generals of many other states) in appellate courts around the nation in cases addressing deceptive advertising, tobacco promotion and digital marketing.

Before going to work for the Attorney General, Mermin litigated in private practice, where his work included pro bono representation of victims of racial discrimination in retail sales, and clerked for the Honorable Louis H. Pollak of the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He  is a graduate of Yale and the University of California at Berkeley, where he was Senior Articles Editor of the California Law Review. He also counts a first career as an elementary school teacher.

In addition to his work at Public Good, Mermin is a legal consultant on public health and constitutional law, an adjunct professor of consumer law at UC Berkeley School of Law, and of counsel to the consumer law clinic at the East Bay Community Law Center.

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Julie Myhre

Division Director
Minnesota Department of Public Health
Julie serves as the director of the Office of Statewide Health Improvement Initiatives (OSHII) at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). She oversees the Statewide Health Improvement Program (SHIP) and local tobacco prevention grants that fund efforts to address obesity and tobacco use through policy, systems and environmental changes. The grants are also focused on advancing health equity as well as incorporate a health in all policies perspective. Grantees include Community Health Boards (county and cities), Tribal Nations and Community Based Organizations. In addition, OSHII works with statewide partners to support policies related to tobacco and obesity prevention. Before coming to MDH, Julie worked in local governmental public health agencies (both county and regional agencies) for more than 26 years in a variety of positions and areas of practice.


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Sallie Milam

Chief Privacy Officer
West Virginia Health Care Authority
Sallie Milam has practiced law for over 20 years primarily in the health and privacy areas; Ms. Milam is a Certified Information Privacy Professional with a Government specialization. Since 2003, she has served as the State of West Virginia’s Chief Privacy Officer, and leads the Executive Branch’s Privacy Program, which is sponsored by the West Virginia Health Care Authority. Previously, she served as the Executive Director of the West Virginia Health Information Network, which is a public-private partnership charged to promote the design, implementation, operation and maintenance of a fully interoperable statewide health information exchange. Ms. Milam has been involved in multi-stakeholder collaborative processes around electronic health records, health information exchange, privacy and other legal issues through her work as the WV HISPC Legal Working Group Chair and Co-Chair of the Health Information Protection Taskforce to the eHealth Alliance. Ms. Milam is also a member of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics and its Security, Privacy, and Confidentiality Subcommittee, and is West Virginia’s Project Director for its Nationwide Health Information Network contract.

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Mayra Maldonado Colon

Director, Legal Affairs Offce
Puerto Rico Department of Health
Mayra Maldonado Colon, J.D., Director, Legal Affairs Office, Puerto Rico Department of Health

16 September

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Thomas Merrill

General Counsel
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
For nearly ten years, Mr. Merrill has been counsel to the largest municipal health Department in the country. His work include policy development in the areas of chronic disease and substance abuse, responding to outbreaks and counseling on any type of matter that a health department anywhere might deal with.

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Don Naiberk

Chief Executive Officer
Butler County Health Care Center, Four Corners District Health Department Board of Health

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Julie Nelson

Director
Government Alliance on Race and Equity
Julie Nelson is the Director of the Government Alliance on Race and Equity and a Senior Fellow with the Haas Institute for and Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS) at the University of California, Berkeley. Nelson is the former Director of the Seattle Office for Civil Rights where she served eight years, providing both vision and hands-on work to Seattle’s Race and Social Justice Initiative. She also served in other government positions including the City of Seattle Human Services Department, Administrative Services and Public Utilities, Housing and Urban Development, and Pima County Community Services in Tucson, Arizona. She has a Masters Degree in Economics from the University of Washington and has served on the boards of multiple nonprofits. She is actively involved with community groups working for racial and social justice. Nelson is driven by her passion to realize equity and social justice.

15 September

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Kurt Nolte

Chief Medical Investigator
Office of the Medical Investigator, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center
Kurt B. Nolte, MD, Chief Medical Investigator, Professor of Pathology and Radiology, received his undergraduate and medical education at the University of Pennsylvania and the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. After an internship in internal medicine at Pennsylvania Hospital he spent a year in the Indian Health Service as a general practitioner. He resumed his training with residencies in anatomic pathology at Massachusetts General Hospital and Pennsylvania Hospital. He received his forensic pathology training at the North Carolina Office of the Chief Medical Examiner. Dr. Nolte is board certified in anatomic and forensic pathology.

Dr. Nolte is formerly the Director of the Radiology-Pathology Center for Forensic Imaging and is engaged in radiologic imaging research projects sponsored by the National Institute of Justice. His academic interests also include surveillance for infectious disease mortality, autopsy biosafety, the epidemiology and pathology of drug abuse, and the relationship between alcohol intoxication and suicide. He is active in the National Association of Medical Examiners where he has been the Executive Vice President since 2009.

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Daniel J. O'Brien

Consultant
Network for Public Health Law
Daniel O'Brien currently serves as a consultant to the Network for Public Health Law after a 32 year career as an Assistant Attorney General representing the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. During this period, he represented the State's mental health, developmental disability, Medicaid, health planning, and public health agencies. Since his appointment as the Department's Principal Counsel fifteen years ago, Mr. O'Brien has supervised the State's trial and appellate litigation docket in addition to advising six State health secretaries on public health law issues.

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Maureen O'Brien

Staff Attorney
Tobacco Control Legal Consortium at the Public Health Law Center
Maureen O’Brien is a staff attorney with the Public Health Law Center. She works with the Tobacco Control Legal Consortium to provide legal technical assistance to public health professionals and organizations, legal professionals, and advocates throughout the United States. She also teaches public health law as an adjunct professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law. Before joining the Public Health Law Center,O'Brien was an Assistant City Attorney for the City of Madison, Wisconsin, where she drafted ordinances and provided legal advice to the Common Council, prosecuted civil violations of the City code, and provided advice and legal representation to the local Public Housing Authority and City Planning Department

16 September

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Shannon O'Fallon

Senior Assistant Attorney General
Oregon Department of Justice
Shannon O’Fallon, J.D., is a Senior Assistant Attorney General with the Oregon Department of Justice. She graduated from the University of Oregon School of Law in 1993. After law school Ms.O'Fallon moved to Alaska and worked for the Alaska Attorney General's Office for over seven years, representing both human services and natural resources agencies. She has been with the Oregon Department of Justice since April, 2002, and has advised the Public Health Division since 2004. Ms.O'Fallon advises such programs as: Health Security Preparedness and Response, Health Care Licensure, Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Systems, the Center for Health Statistics, Medical Marijuana, Death with Dignity, and Acute and Communicable Disease Prevention.

17 September

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Matthew Penn

Director
Public Health Law Program, Office for State Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Matthew Penn is the Director of CDC Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support’s Public Health Law Program (PHLP). PHLP works towards a public health community that understands how the law impacts the public health system and the public’s health. In his role as PHLP Director, he leads a team of legal analysts responsible for the agency’s efforts to support the use of law as a public health tool at the state, tribal, local, and territorial levels. Prior to entering federal service he was a Staff Attorney serving South Carolina’s Department of Health and Environmental Control for nine years as an advising attorney with extensive experience in the areas of emergency preparedness, disease control, and environmental health. He began his legal career with the South Carolina Supreme Court in the Staff Attorney’s Office and the University of South Carolina’s Office of General Counsel.  He received his law degree with honors from the University of South Carolina and his undergraduate in English from the University of Georgia.

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Dawn Pepin

Public Health Analyst, Public Health Law Program
Carter Consulting, Inc., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Public Health Law Program
Dawn Pepin works with public health officials at CDC, as well as with state, tribal, local, and territorial partners to analyze state and local laws related to public health. She is an active member of both the New York and New Jersey state bars. She earned her J.D. from Seton Hall University School of Law in 2010, where she published in the Seton Hall Health Law Outlook. As a law student, she worked on behalf of vulnerable populations with Amnesty International USA, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. After graduating from law school, she clerked for the Honorable Margaret M. Hayden, JAD and then practiced as a special education attorney in New York and New Jersey. She earned her M.P.H. from Johns Hopkins University in 2014 with a concentration in health in crisis and humanitarian assistance and her bachelors of science in public health from the George Washington University in 2006.

17 September

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Jane Perkins

Legal Director & Senior Attorney
National Health Law Program & the Network for Public Health Law - Southeastern Region
Jane Perkins is the Legal Director at the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), a public interest law firm working to advance access to quality health care and protect the legal rights of low-income and underserved people.  Ms. Perkins focuses on public insurance, disability and civil rights law. She engages in litigation and manages NHeLP’s litigation docket. She is also a senior attorney with the Southeastern Regional Center of the Network for Public Health Law, specializing in maternal and child health and Affordable Care Act implementation. Ms. Perkins is admitted to the state bars of California, Maryland and North Carolina; all of the federal circuit courts of appeals; and the U.S. Supreme Court. Over the years, she has provided technical and consultation support to health lawyers and advocates in all 50 states and national and state-based training, including on-site training in 34 states and the District of Columbia.

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17 September

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Matthew Pierce

Program Officer
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Matthew Pierce, program officer, joined the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation in 2015. He works in the areas of public health law and tobacco control. Pierce is interested in finding more equitable ways to promote health and well-being. “We need interventions in which we share responsibility for health and health care,” he says. “We know that there are multiple ways in which law and policy can affect health outcomes, and the Foundation’s focus on the Culture of Health provides an opportunity to talk about problems realistically and catalyze change.”

Previously, Pierce served as associate director of the Health Law and Justice Program at the American University Washington College of Law in Washington. Earlier, he was a research associate at the University of North Carolina Injury Prevention Research Center. He also served as an assistant public defender in the Maryland Office of the Public Defender in Baltimore, and was a research assistant with the Center for Law and the Public’s Health and the Center for Gun Policy and Research at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

Pierce earned a BA from Amherst College, an MPH from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center. He has written and presented on a variety of public health law topics, including prescription drug monitoring programs, HIV screening, and the public health and social justice implications of criminal backgrounds checks.

A native of Baltimore, Pierce now resides in Princeton, N.J. with his wife, Allison Groves, a faculty fellow at American University, and their two children. He enjoys spending time with his family, walking his dogs, and playing Scrabble and ping-pong when he can.

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Maya Prahbu

Assistant Professor
Yale School of Medicine
Maya Prabhu, M.D., LL.B., is Assistant Professor at Yale School of Medicine. She also serves as supervising faculty with the Psychological Medicine Division and faculty with the Law and Psychiatry Division at Yale School of Medicine. Her research interests include forensic psychiatry, PTSD, especially in post-conflict situations, and various issues at the nexus of health and international law.

Dr. Prabhu obtained her medical degree from Dalhousie Medical School in Halifax, Nova Scotia and completed residency training in adult psychiatry and a fellowship in forensic psychiatry at Yale. Between medical school and residency, she graduated from the McGill Faculty of Law in Montreal, Canada and was a lawyer with Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and the United Nations Independent Inquiry Committee into the Iraq Oil-for-Food program.

15 September

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Wendy Parmet

Director
Northeastern Program on Health Policy and Law, Northwestern University School of Law

15 September

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Tia Powell

Professor
Clinical Epidemiology, Clinical Psychiatry, Director, Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Dr. Powell is Director of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics and of the Einstein Cardozo Master of Science in Bioethics program. She is Professor of Clinical Epidemiology, Division of Bioethics, and Clinical Psychiatry. She has bioethics expertise in public policy, dementia, consultation, end of life care, decision-making capacity, bioethics education and the ethics of public health disasters. She served four years as Executive Director of the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, which functions as New York State’s bioethics commission. She has worked with the Institute of Medicine on many projects related to public health and ethics, and most recently served on the 2015 report on Cognitive Aging. Dr. Powell graduated magna cum laude from Harvard-Radcliffe College. At Yale Medical School she earned the Parker Prize, Yale’s highest award for a graduating medical student. She completed her internship, psychiatric residency and Consultation-Liaison fellowship at Columbia. She is a board certified psychiatrist and Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine, the American Psychiatric Association and The Hastings Center.

16 September

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Christina Peters

Oral Health Project Director
Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board
As the Oral Health Project Director for the Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NWPIHB), Christina assists tribes as they explore opportunities to improve oral health access and outcomes in their tribal communities. She also educates and supports them with exploring and implementing workforce solutions to respond to the oral health crisis facing many tribal communities in Oregon, Washington, and Idaho. In collaboration with tribal oral health programs, NPAIHB utilizes dental therapists to increase the number of native providers serving native communities and providing consistent, culturally competent care.

16 September

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Tara Ramanathan

Public Health Analyst
Public Health Law Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Tara Ramanathan serves as a Public Health Analyst with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Law Program, where she specializes in state and local government law related to emerging public health issues. She also serves as the lead for the program’s Research Initiative and works to develop innovative and rigorous legal epidemiology methods and guides for the field. She has authored numerous publications and white papers with attorneys and public health practitioners, and has given presentations at national conferences related to health care quality, health system transformation, and health information technology.

Ms. Ramanathan is a licensed member of the State Bar of California. She received her J.D. from Emory University School of Law, where she served as an editor for the Emory International Law Review, and received her M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In graduate school, Ms. Ramanathan developed her interest in public health law as a law clerk at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Office of the General Counsel, the World Health Organization’s Tobacco Free Initiative, the Health Law Partnership, and as an intern at the International Rescue Committee. Ms. Ramanathan earned her B.A. from Wellesley College, and subsequently served as a Peace Corps Volunteer supporting rural health programs and community development in Senegal, West Africa. Ms. Ramanathan maintains her interest in supporting vulnerable populations through volunteering with health-related legal aid in Atlanta.

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Montrece Ransom

Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development
CDC Public Health Law Program
Montrece McNeill Ransom, J.D., M.P.H. currently serves as a Senior Public Health Analyst and Team Lead for Public Health Law Training and Workforce Development with the Public Health Law Program (PHLP) in the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Ms. Ransom began her career in 2001, as a Presidential Management Fellow (PMF). During her career she has directed the CDC Community Public Health Legal Preparedness Initiative, served as the lead coordinator for CDC’s annual Public Health Law Conference, and developed novel partnerships between CDC and the American Bar Association and the American Health Lawyers Association.

Currently, her primary focus is developing and delivering training aimed at increasing the capacity of public health practitioners across governmental levels to understand and use law to advance public health goals. She has presented trainings, taught courses, and published on a broad range of topics including public health emergency law, tribal public health law, health disparities, careers in public health, and environmental public health law. Ms. Ransom is a graduate of the University of Alabama School of Law and Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health.

Ms. Ransom holds an undergraduate degree in Speech Communication from Columbus State University. She has earned Training Certification with the American Society of Training and Development, and also currently serves as Contributing Faculty with Walden University.

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16 September

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Clifford Rees

Practice Director, Western Region Office
Network for Public Health Law
Clifford M. Rees, J.D. retired from New Mexico State Government on September 1, 2005, with twenty-three years of service at the New Mexico Department of Health, specializing in public health, behavioral health, drug policy reform, emergency preparedness, public procurement and the legislative process. Cliff is currently the Practice Director for the Western Region of the Network for Public Health Law at the Arizona State University College of Law. In April, 2013, he was named the Public Lawyer of the Year by the Public Law Section of the New Mexico State Bar.

16 September

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Deborah Reid

Senior Health Policy Attorney
Legal Action Center
Deborah Reid, J.D., directs the Legal Action Center’s (LAC) work to protect the confidentiality of substance use disorder treatment and prevention records. She also participates in LAC’s advocacy to ensure implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for justice-involved individuals.

Prior to joining the Legal Action Center, Ms. Reid was a senior attorney at the National Health Law Program, where her work focused on issues relating to reproductive health, health equity, Medicaid, and ACA implementation. Previously, she was also an attorney advisor in the Office of General Counsel of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights in Washington, D.C., and a senior health care program planner analyst at the New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation. Ms. Reid has a J.D. from Rutgers School of Law-Newark; a Master’s of Professional Studies in health services administration from the New School for Social Research (Milano-The New School for Management and Policy); and a B.A. in Sociology from Rutgers University. She is currently a board member of the Black Women’s Health Imperative.

16 September

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John Rich

Professor
Department of Health Management and Policy, Director, Center for Non Violence and Social Justice, Dornsife School of Public Health, Drexel University
John A. Rich, M.D., M.P.H., is Professor of Health Management and Policy at the Drexel Dornsife University School of Public Health. He is also the Co-Director of the Center for Nonviolence and Justice at Drexel. Dr. Rich’s work has focused on issues of urban violence and trauma, health disparities, and on the health of men of color. In 2006, Dr. Rich was granted a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship. In awarding this distinction, the Foundation cited his work to design “new models of health care that stretch across the boundaries of public health, education, social service, and justice systems to engage young men in caring for themselves and their peers.”

Prior to joining Drexel University, Dr. Rich served as the Medical Director of the Boston Public Health Commission where he led the city’s initiatives on Men’s Health, Cancer, Cardiovascular Health and Health Disparities. As a primary care doctor at Boston Medical Center, he created the Young Men’s Health Clinic and initiated the Boston HealthCREW, a program to train inner city young men as peer health educators. His book about urban violence titled Wrong Place, Wrong Time: Trauma and Violence in the Lives of Young Black Men (the Johns Hopkins University Press, 2009) has drawn critical acclaim.

H earned is A.B. degree in English from Dartmouth College, his M.D., from Duke University, and his M.P.H., from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Rich is a member of the National Academy of Medicine of Sciences. He also serves on the Board of Trustees for Dartmouth College.

16 September

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Brigid Riley

Principal Consultant
Willow Consulting
Brigid Riley, M.P.H., Principal Consultant, Willow Consulting

16 September

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Susan F. Ruiz

U.S. Deptartment of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
Susan F. Ruiz, U.S. Deptartment of Health and Human Services Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

17 September

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Lainie Rutkow

Associate Professor
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Lainie Rutkow, J.D., Ph.D., M.P.H., is an Associate Professor of Health Policy and Management at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Assistant Director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Law and the Public's Health. She is affiliated faculty of the Johns Hopkins Public Health Preparedness Programs and core faculty of the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy and the School’s Office of Public Health Practice and Training. Dr. Rutkow uses legal, quantitative, and qualitative research methods to conduct policy analysis and evaluation in areas such as emergency preparedness and chronic disease prevention. Dr. Rutkow is affiliated with the Eastern Region of the Network for Public Health Law. She has served as a Fellow with the Committee on Government Reform in the U.S. House of Representatives and has worked with the Legal Aid Society of New York’s Health Law Unit and the New York Civil Liberties Union. She earned a B.A. from Yale University, a J.D. from New York University School of Law, and an M.P.H. and Ph.D., in health policy, from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

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Barbara Rudolph

Senior Scientist
Center for Health Systems Research & Analysis, University of Wisconsin
Dr. Rudolph, Ph.D., MSSW, has served as a consultant to NAHDO since 2003. Her responsibilities include technical assistance in data standards, performance measurement and public reporting. Dr. Rudolph also serves as a state representative for the PHDSC on the National Uniform Billing Committee (NUBC) and the National Uniform Claim Committee (NUCC), and is a member of the Expected Source of Payment Typology Committee.She is a co-author with NAHDO staff on a number of briefing papers, white papers and journalarticles on data collection and dissemination, data privacy, and statistical methods. She concurrently serves as a Senior Scientist, for the Center for Health Systems Research and Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Prior positions include: Senior Science Director for the Leapfrog Group, Director of the State of Wisconsin, Bureau of Health Information; Study Director at the National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago. Prior to these positions she held a number of clinician and administrator positions in health and mental health organizations. Dr. Rudolph received her Ph.D. at UW-Madison in 1996 in Social Welfare (with a focus on health services research), and a MSSW at UW-Madison in 1976. , Ph.D., MSSW