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Adjunct Professor, Public Health Sciences

Health Sciences Campus

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I work for a group within the federal government studying taxpayer behavior and providing estimates for the impact of regulations. I have also worked in the private sector as a program manager implementing large scale regulatory changes, including the Affordable Care Act. I earned my law degree at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and have advanced legal master's degrees (LLMs) in taxation and healthcare law, as well as a master's in public health from Loyola! I am excited to be adjunct teaching the Public Health Policy: Concepts and Practice course. I enjoy traveling and spending time with friends and family.

Special Interests

I am interested in policy and regulatory initiatives that promote pubic health and address disparities for vulnerable populations.


Education
  • BS in Business Administration, University of Missouri-Columbia
  • JD, University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • LLM in Taxation - University of Missouri-Kansas City
  • LLM in Healthcare Law - Loyola University Chicago
  • MPH in Policy and Management - Loyola University Chicago

What prompted you to pursue your field?

I become interested in public health after working on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and earning my legal master's in healthcare law. Public health is so intertwined with health and health care in the United States and focus needs to shift to addressing disparities and emphasizing preventive healthcare measures.

Why is this area of study important at this point in time?

Regulation and pubic policy are critical pieces of how public heath and our healthcare systems operate in the United States, from funding to program creation and support to determining how define what public health means to us as a collective society.