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Preventing and Resolving Medical Malpractice Claims

About Me

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I received my Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Louisiana Tech University in 2005 and my Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina in 2008. Following law school, I practiced as a civil litigator in Chicago and New Orleans, during the course of which I maintained a winning record after 50+ civil jury trials.

From August 2016 through December 2017, I served as an Alexander von Humboldt German Chancellor Fellow and conducted a comparative study of medical malpractice and healthcare risk management in the United States and Germany. During the course of my research, I interviewed key players in Germany’s healthcare industry, including hospital risk managers, legislators, attorneys, physicians, and policy makers. At the conclusion of my fellowship year, I drafted an article tentatively titled, Filling Voice Promotion Gaps in Healthcare through a Comparative Analysis of Error Reporting and Learning Systems and Open Communication and Disclosure Policies in the United States and Germany. One highlight of my fellowship was meeting German Chancellor, Angela Merkel.

Bundeskanzlerin Angela Merkel: Fototermin mit den %22Bundeskanzler-Stipendiaten%22 der Alexander-von-Humboldt-Stiftung 2017

I am currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Passau in Germany, where I continue my comparative research with the goal identifying and developing policies that prevent and fairly resolve medical malpractice claims. In July 2018, I will travel to Japan to discuss my research at the inaugural Younger Scholars’ Forum during the International Academy of Comparative Law’s XXth International Congress.

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