Lecturer in Health: Science, Society and Policy, and in Legal Studies and Undergraduate Advising Head for HSSP
DegreesBoston College, J.D.
Harvard University, School of Public Health, M.P.H.
Wellesley College, B.A.
ExpertiseIn addition to teaching at Brandeis, I am a practicing health care attorney.
I have been practicing law for nearly 20 years. I've worked for several hospitals, health care providers, and academic research and development organizations. I work “in-house” – meaning that my only client is the corporation that I work for. I don’t ever go to court. Instead, I’m essentially business lawyer with a specialty in health care. My expertise includes regulatory compliance, risk management, ethics, and patient rights.
I am a graduate of Wellesley College (I double majored in History and Psychology), Boston College Law School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. During college, I rowed port on the Varsity Crew. Prior to law school, I worked for 2 years, first as a paralegal and then with health care policy researchers.
I was born in California, raised in rural Connecticut, and now live in Watertown, MA. I enjoy in-line skating, mentoring, and exploring with my husband and our two lively rescued dogs – Minnie Cooper and Cora.
|HSSP||135a||Special Topics in Public Health: U.S. History and Policy|
|LGLS||114a||American Health Care: Law and Policy|
|LGLS||131b||Patient Autonomy: Law, Medicine, and Ethics|