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About Medha D. Makhlouf

Professor Makhlouf’s research and teaching interests lie at the intersection of health law, immigrants’ rights, and poverty law and policy. She is the Founding Director of the Medical-Legal Partnership Clinic, which aims to reduce health disparities and improve health in vulnerable communities through collaboration with medical providers and public health practitioners. Currently, the Clinic focuses on representing immigrants with legal needs relating to access to health-supporting public benefits. Professor Makhlouf also teaches other courses in the area of health law, including Public Health Law and Law & Medicine. Prior to entering academia, she was a Staff Attorney at the Central West Justice Center in Worcester, MA; an associate attorney at Ropes & Gray LLP in Boston; and a public interest fellow at Asylum Access in Quito, Ecuador, and the Political Asylum / Immigration Representation Project in Boston. She is a graduate of Yale Law School and Brown University.



Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2015 - Present Member, American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics
2015 - Present Member, Clinical Legal Education Association
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Honors and Awards

  • 2017 Health Law Scholar - American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics and Saint Louis University Center for Health Law Studies
  • Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity - George Washington University Health Workforce Institute (2020)
  • Penn State Dickinson Law - Faculty Member of the Year (2020)



BA, Brown University
JD, Yale Law School

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