Lecturer in Health: Science, Society and Policy, and in Legal Studies
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|