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The Team 

Salus Populi is a collaboration between the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law and the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research at Northeastern University. 

STAFF

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Wendy Parmet, JD
Faculty Director
E-mail: w.parmet@northeastern.edu

Wendy E. Parmet is the faculty director of the Center for Health Policy and Law, and Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs at Northeastern University. She is a leading expert on health, disability and public health law, directs the law school’s Center for Health Policy and Law as well as its JD/MPH programs. She also holds a joint appointment with Northeastern University’s School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs in recognition of her national leadership in interdisciplinary thinking and problem solving on issues related to health care.

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Alisa Lincoln, PhD, MPH

Faculty Director

Email: al.lincoln@northeastern.edu

Alisa K. Lincoln, Associate Dean of Research for the College of Social Sciences and Humanities and Professor of Health Sciences and Sociology at Northeastern University, is the director of the Institute for Health Equity and Social Justice Research. Her research examines the way that social exclusion and marginalization both contributes to and is a consequence of poor health, and specifically mental health. She examines questions related to social factors and their relationships with mental health and mental health services focusing on how social disadvantage impacts people’s mental health and their experiences and outcome in mental health care.  

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Jennifer Huer, JD, MA, LLM

Managing Director

E-mail: j.huer@northeastern.edu

Jennifer Huer is the Managing Director of the Center for Health Policy and Law at Northeastern University School of Law. Among other things, Ms. Huer oversees the vision and strategic plan for the Center, develops a robust portfolio of internal and external events, supports faculty and student research, and curates relationships and opportunities intended to impact policy-making, scholarship, and dialogue on issues including health law, public health law, social justice, care delivery and payment reform, and access to health and medicine. 

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Faith Khalik, JD

Legal Fellow

E-mail: f.khalik@northeastern.edu

Faith Khalik is the Legal Fellow, responsible for overseeing the Public Health Law Watch, a collaborative initiative between the Center for Health Policy and Law and the George Consortium, a network of academics, scholars, and practitioners in the field of public health law. The Public Health Law Watch (PHLW) identifies potential legislative and regulatory changes that have the potential to impact public health. PHLW's main goal is to increase visibility and understanding of public health law issues and changes, identify ways to engage on these issues, and provide legal analysis and commentary. 

RESEARCH ASSISTANTS

Vela McBride
MPH Candidate

Monica Morgan
Candidate JD/MPH, Class of 2023

Lena Ransohoff 
Candidate JD, Class of 2023

HEALTH EQUITY INTERNS

Maya Clark
Candidate BS in Health Science, Class of 2024

Madison Haywood
Candidate BS in Health Science, Class of 2024

Migue Van Louis Darcera 
Candidate JD, Class of 2023

Mason Fitzpatrick
Candidate BS in Health Science/Business, Class of 2022

ALUMNI

Jenna Bourassa

Candidate MPH, Class of 2020

Alexandra Alden
Candidate PhD, Class of 2021

Larissa Brito de Senna
JD, Class of 2020

Somer Brown
JD, Class of 2021

 Emily Butcher
JD,  Class of 2021

Maya Clark

Candidate BS in Health Science, Class of 2024

Zoe Harris

Candidate MPH, Class of 2020

Mackenzie Darling 
Candidate JD, Class of 2022

Madison Haywood
Candidate BS in Health Science, Class of 2022

Kaitlyn Eri Lee

Candidate BS in Sociology, Class of 2022

Cassandra LaRose
JD/MPH, Class of 2021

Persia Mahdavi

Candidate JD, Class of 2022

Sean Peters

Candidate JD, Class of 2022

Gregory Paal
JD, Class of 2021

Ada Peters
Candidate JD, Class of 2023

Benjamin Sephton

BA, Berkeley University, Class of 2020

Christopher Petronio

Candidate JD, Class of 2022

Annika Skansberg
Candidate JD/MPH, Class of 2021

Ryan Smith
JD, Class of 2021

Bavani Sridhar
Candidate JD, Class of 2022

Mahathi Vemireddy 
Candidate JD, Class of 2022