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Margaret A. Potter, JD, MS

Maggie A. Potter, JD


Department of Health Policy & Management



Margaret A. Potter, JD, MS

Margaret A. Potter, MS, JD is Professor of Health Policy & Management at the University of Pittsburgh's Graduate School of Public Health. Ms. Potter was educated in humanities (BA, Mundelein College), biomedical information science (MS, Illinois Institute of Technology) and law (JD, Rutgers-Newark School of Law). Her research and teaching interests include public health infrastructure and systems, public health law, and health policy.

Ms. Potter teaches public health law, public health systems, and health policy in several graduate courses. She has won teaching awards from the University of Pittsburgh as well as national practice organizations.

She is principal investigator for research in preparedness and emergency response including the CDC-funded Public Health Adaptive Systems Studies (PHASYS), the NIH-funded Policy Studies Component for the Models of Infectious Disease Agents Studies at the University of Pittsburgh National Center of Excellence, and the ASPR-funded study of primary care access in Hurricane Sandy recovery. She also leads the HRSA-funded Region 3 Public Health Training Center at the University of Pittsburgh.

She has served previously as a visiting scholar and consultant to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention; member and chair of the Board of Directors of the Public Health Foundation in Washington, DC; and a panelist and reviewer for the Institute of Medicine as well as numerous public health journals. Currently, she chairs the Advisory Committee for the Pennsylvania Senate Task Force on reviewing, updating and codifying the state's public health laws.

Ms. Potter was recognized in 2013 with the ASPPH/Pfizer Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Public Health Practice.

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