The Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation at Harvard Law School is pleased to welcome the following interns working in the health clinic for the summer!
Hanna Ali is a rising 2L at the University of Michigan Law School. At Michigan, Hanna serves on the Law School Student Senate and the boards of the Michigan Health Law Organization and Muslim Law Students Association. Originally from North Carolina, Hanna received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Global Studies with a concentration in Global Health and Economics from UNC Chapel Hill. She is passionate about using legal avenues to serve as an agent for change and to improve the human condition. In her free time, Hanna enjoys staying active and exploring the outdoors.
Stephanie Buff is a rising 3L at Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA. In May 2015, she graduated from Gettysburg College with a B.A. in English, and Spanish/Latin American Studies. In the summer of 2016, she worked at the Board of Hearings for the Massachusetts Office of Medicaid as a legal intern. During 2L year, Stephanie was a law clerk for a practice of attorneys that advise and represent survivors of child sexual abuse, and adult sexual assaults in civil litigation. At Suffolk University Law School, Stephanie is the president of the Health and Biomedical Law Society, and hopes to pursue healthcare law after graduation in 2018.
Myles Deal is currently a Master’s student at the University of Pennsylvania and concentrates in health policy. He currently works as a research assistant for the universities Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy and also the Department of Social Policy & Practice. Myles was previously a fellow at the Pennsylvania House of Representatives, assisting Representative Brian Sims’ office in policy related research and constituent services. His research interests include macro and micro resource allocation, bioethics, political science, value-based insurance design, end-of-life care, and global health. During his free time, Myles enjoys reading philosophy (his undergraduate major), running, national and global politics, and watching the New England Patriots.
Haley Meyers is a spring 2017 graduate of The George Washington University (GWU) with a bachelor’s degree in Economics. She recently finished an internship with the U.S. Department of Justice, Consumer Protection Branch where she contributed to several civil and criminal litigation cases and focused on the enforcement of statutes that aim to defend the public’s health and safety. While studying at GWU, she spent a significant amount of time on Capitol Hill working for House Leadership and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce. On Capitol Hill she collaborated with FDA, CMS, House Members, congressional staffers, and other stakeholders to prepare hearings that aim to improve and oversee Medicaid, CHIP, ACA implementation, as well as address the opioid epidemic. She also served as the Public Policy Intern at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in the summer of 2016 where she helped plan substantial legislative advocacy strategies for several clients in the health space. Her favorite project at Arnold & Porter involved elevating the importance of reforming Medicaid and CHIP to address the specific needs of medically complex children for a special pro-bono client. Upon completion of this internship at the Center for Health Law & Policy Innovation, Haley hopes to pursue a career in public health policy and advocacy with a focus on impacting the most vulnerable populations.
Heather Pearson is a rising 2L at the University of Notre Dame Law School. She received her B.A. in Anthropology and Biology from Wellesley College in 2014. After graduation, she worked as an assistant case writer at the Global Health Delivery Project at Harvard Medical School before transitioning to the role of a public health analyst in the Health Coverage for Low-Income and Uninsured Populations group at RTI, International, an implementation contractor and policy evaluator for the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. During her time as an analyst, she was involved in the evaluations of Medicaid Expansion, the Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act of 2009 (CHIPRA) Medicaid Enrollment Grants, the State Innovation Model (SIM) Initiative, the Multi-Payer Advanced Primary Care Practice Initiative (MPAPCP), and the Maryland All-Payer Program. She is the Vice-President of the Health Law Society and the Public Interest Law Forum. After graduation, she hopes to pursue a career in health policy analysis and development in a legislative, regulatory, or advocacy capacity.