Malinda Ellwood, JD

Clinical Instructor of Law, Health Law and Policy Clinic, Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation

Harvard Law School

Jamaica Plain, MA

Malinda joined the Center for Health Law and Policy Innovation in September 2011. Her work focuses on health care reform implementation, with a focus on increasing access to care for individuals living with HIV and/or hepatitis C, including increasing access to food and nutrition services (“food is medicine”). Prior to coming to the Center, Malinda spent two years as a legal services attorney and Coffin Fellow at Pine Tree Legal Assistance in Portland, Maine. While at Pine Tree, she represented clients in family law matters, with a focus on assisting survivors of domestic violence. She also wrote, “Safety As Priority: Understanding the Connection Between Protection Orders and Family Matters,” published in the Maine Bar Journal in September 2011. Before her work at Pine Tree, she clerked for Justice Jon D. Levy of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court. Malinda graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 2008. While at Michigan, Malinda spent time working on health policy issues at national organizations in San Francisco and Washington D.C, and participated in two direct-representation clinics. Prior to attending to law school, she focused on issues of health care access for children as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow at Health Care For All in Boston. Malinda received her B.A. from Bates College, where she graduated magna cum laude in 2001. She is licensed to practice law in Massachusetts and Maine.

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