Nora Connors, JD, MPH
Deputy Director of Public Policy & Partnerships
Public Health Institute
Nora Connors has over a decade of experience in health care in government, academia, and the private sector. In her current position as Deputy Director for Public Policy & Partnerships at the Public Health Institute (PHI), Nora leads federal policy and partnership development for PHI and its programs in Washington, DC.
Prior to joining PHI, Nora was a Principal a top-tier multi-client consulting firm, providing strategic counsel and creative solutions for legislative and regulatory challenges for national associations, corporations, and non-profits. Nora came to the consulting firm after working as Senator Dianne Feinstein's (D-CA) health policy advisor, where she advised the Senator on state and national legislative and policy matters, including health insurance, Medicare and Medicaid, health reform implementation, appropriations, hospitals and physicians, biotechnology and pharmaceutical policy, environmental health, and women's health. Prior to working on Capitol Hill, Nora was a Law Fellow at the O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University Law Center as well as serving as an Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education Fellow at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in the Office of the General Counsel and the Public Health Law Program.
Nora participated in Hillary For America’s Health Care Policy Working Group, as well as advised the Obama/Biden transition team. She sits on the board of a women’s fundraising group – The Jenkins Hill Society and a global nonprofit – The White Ribbon Alliance, and is on the Steering Committee for the Non-communicable disease (NCD) Roundtable.
Nora has a Masters in Public Health from the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and a Law Degree from the University of Wisconsin Law School. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biology and Psychology from Macalester College. She's published articles in the Journal of the American Medical Association and the Journal of Law, Medicine, & Ethics, among other publications.