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Public Health Data and the Law

  • Event Summary

    This presentation by Rachel L. Hulkower from CDC will address the legal principles framing the collection, use, and release of health data for public health activities, including issues such as privacy, confidentiality, HIPAA, and data use agreements.


    Rachel L. Hulkower, JD, MSPH, Public Health Analyst, Public Health Law Program, in the Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Rachel Hulkower, JD, MSPH, is a public health analyst through Chenega Professional & Technical Services for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Public Health Law Program in the Office for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support. She works to improve public health through the development of legal tools and the provision of legal technical assis­tance to state, tribal, local, and territorial governments, as well as public health officials at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Her research portfolio focuses on law and policy related to children’s mental health, health information and technology, and the collection, use, and disclosure or public health data. Ms. Hulkower also performs legal epidemiological assessments of Medicaid prior-authorization policies, health care worker vaccination laws, and public health agency disease reporting laws.

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