Robert Greenwald

Clinical Professor of Law

Director, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation; Health Law and Policy Clinic


Robert Greenwald is a Clinical Professor of Law at Harvard Law School and the director of the Law School's Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation (CHLPI). In addition to teaching seminars in health, public health and food law and policy, for over 20 years Robert has been engaged in state and national research, policy development and advocacy to improve the health of underserved populations, with a focus on the needs of low-income people living with HIV and other chronic illnesses. Robert and the CHLPI team work with consumers, advocates, community-based organizations, health and social services professionals, government officials, and others to expand access to high-quality healthcare, reduce health disparities, and promote more equitable and effective healthcare systems.

Robert is currently serving as a member of the Presidential Advisory Council on HIV/AIDS; co-chair of the Federal Chronic Illness & Disability Partnership; co-chair of the HIV Health Care Access Working Group; and, as a board member of the Bessie Tart Wilson Initiative for Children and Technical Assistance Collaborative for Housing.  Robert has served as an advisor to the President's National Commission on AIDS and to the Health Resources Services Administration & Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Community Advisory Board. Robert 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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