Staff

Robert GreenwaldDirector, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation; Clinical Professor of Law
Emily Broad Leib, Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law; Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic; Deputy Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation
Alli Condra, Senior Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic
Sarah Downer, Clinical Instructor on Law in the Health and Food Law and Policy Clinics
Katie Garfield Clinical Fellow in the Health Law and Policy Clinic
Laura Johnston, Program Coordinator

 

Greenwaldhead_DSC_4976 Robert Greenwald
Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation; Clinical Professor of Law
rgreenwa@law.harvard.edu, 617.390.2584

Robert has taught at Harvard Law School since 1989. He is the Director of the Law School’s Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, where he oversees the work of clinical staff and students engaged in state and national research, policy development and advocacy on health, public health and food law and policy initiatives. Robert is a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS, the co-chair of the HIV Health Care Access Working Group, and a member of the board of the Bessie Tart Wilson Initiative for Children and the Technical Assistance Collaborative.  Robert has served as an advisor to the President’s National Commission on AIDS and the HRSA/CDC Community Advisory Board, and as a board member of the AIDS Action Council of Washington D.C. and the National Lesbian and Gay Bar Association. He received his B.A. from Vassar College in 1980 and his J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law in 1986.

 

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Emily Broad Leib
Clinical Instructor and Lecturer on Law; Director of the Food Law and Policy Clinic; Deputy Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation ebroad@law.harvard.edu, 617.390.2590

Emily is a Lecturer on Law and Clinical Instructor at Harvard Law School, as well as Deputy Director of the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation. She co-founded and directs the Center’s Food Law and Policy Clinic, the first law school clinic in the nation devoted to studying and providing legal and policy solutions for the health, economic, and environmental challenges facing our food system. Emily serves as the program manager for the Providing Access for Healthy Solutions project. Prior to joining the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation, Emily spent two years in Clarksdale, Mississippi as the Joint Harvard Law School/Mississippi State University Delta Fellow, serving as Director of the Delta Directions Consortium, a group of university and foundation leaders who collaborate to improve public health and foster economic development in the Delta. Emily received her B.A. in American History from Columbia University and her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude. She is a licensed member of the bar of the State of New York.

 

Condra_Allison_2014Alli Condra
Senior Clinical Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic acondra@law.harvard.edu, 617.390.2556

Alli joined the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in September 2012 as a Fellow in the Food Law and Policy Clinic.  Alli is the co-author of the 2014 New Jersey PATHS Report, and led the food system and built environmental portions of the project. Alli earned her LL.M. in Agricultural and Food Law from the University of Arkansas School of Law in 2012 and her J.D. from Drake University Law School, magna cum laude, in 2011 with a Certificate in Food and Agricultural Law. Alli has written on food and agricultural topics for Food Safety News and the American Bar Association’s Section of Environment, Energy, and Resources August 2012 Agricultural Management Newsletter.  Her LL.M. thesis is entitled, “Food Sovereignty in the United States:  Supporting Local and Regional Food Systems.”  During law school, Alli spent a summer in Washington D.C. working as a legislative intern for Olsson Frank & Weeda and another summer as a policy consultant at the Iowa state office of USDA Farm Service Agency working on crop insurance issues.  Alli won the University of Oregon Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation’s 2011 writing competition with the article “And On That Farm There Was an Intern, E-I-E-I-O: Labor Issues in Training a New Generation of Farmers”. Prior to law school, Alli spent a year in Mexico City working with migrants and refugees and another year in Santa Barbara, CA, working with the School Food Initiative, a non-profit whose mission is to get healthy lunches in the county’s public schools.  Alli is a licensed member of the State Bar of California.

 

Downer_Sarah Sarah Downer
Clinical Instructor on Law in the Health and Food Law and Policy Clinics
sdowner@law.harvard.edu, 617.390.2713

Sarah Downer, JD is a Clinical Instructor on Law at the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation of Harvard Law School, where she focuses on policy projects at the intersection of health and food law. Her primary areas of expertise are diabetes policy, childhood obesity, physical activity and the built environment, food and healthcare, and regulations surrounding labeling of organic food. Ms. Downer received her BA from Harvard College and her JD from Harvard Law School.

 

 

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Katie Garfield
Clinical Fellow in the Health Law and Policy Clinic
kgarfield@law.harvard.edu, 617.390.2554

Katie joined the Harvard Law School Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation as a Clinical Fellow in September 2014. Katie earned her J.D. from Harvard Law School, cum laude, in 2011, where she served on the Board of Student Advisers. Katie is a licensed member of the Massachusetts bar.

Prior to joining the Center, Katie was an associate in the litigation department of Ropes & Gray LLP. While at Ropes & Gray, Katie worked on a variety of matters, including advising clients in the pharmaceutical and medical device industries on issues related to promotional practices, regulatory compliance, and anti-corruption laws. She also co-authored an article with her colleagues at Ropes & Gray regarding developments in the classification of Qualified Health Plans in Law360. Prior to joining Ropes & Gray, Katie spent a year working in the Housing Unit of Greater Boston Legal Services as part of the Ropes & Gray New Alternatives Program. At GBLS, she represented low-income families with dependent children who were seeking to gain or retain access to Emergency Assistance shelter benefits. Katie received a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Yale University, summa cum laude, in 2007 and an MPhil in Medieval Literature from the University of Cambridge in 2008.

 

LauraJohnston (1)Laura Johnston
Program Coordinator
ljohnston@law.harvard.edu, 617.390.2552

Laura Johnston joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in August 2012 and supports the Center’s clinics, policy research, communications, and community outreach projects.  She is also the faculty assistant to Professor Robert Greenwald and provides support to the staff and students affiliated with the Center.  Laura previously worked at the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, a Harvard university-wide center for research and practice, where she contributed to the Center’s international research and managed the Center’s communications and student engagement programs.  She was also an ombudsman for the Harvard Kennedy School and trained by the International Ombudsman Association.  Earlier in her career she built potable water systems and latrines in the rural highlands of Bolivia as a Peace Corps Volunteer, and supported social entrepreneurs around the world in both the Andean Region office and international headquarters of the organization Ashoka.  Laura received B.A. degrees in Spanish and Psychology from Tufts University and an Ed.M. in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

 

For a full list of CHLPI staff, please visit http://www.chlpi.org/about-us/staff/.