Two leaders in the field of public health law, Marice Ashe, J.D., M.P.H. and Manel Kappagoda, J.D., M.P.H., discuss their experiences building their careers in public health law, share recommendations for students and young professionals interested in the field, and answer questions during a Q&A session.
The founder and chief executive officer of ChangeLab Solutions, Ms. Ashe has launched a number of groundbreaking efforts to improve public health through the use of law and policy. Under her leadership, ChangeLab Solutions builds the capacity of leaders across the nation to address a range of chronic diseases through practical policy solutions. Ms. Kappagoda is the Deputy Director of the National Policy & Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN), a project of ChangeLab Solutions. Funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, NPLAN provides legal and policy technical assistance on obesity prevention strategies to communities nationwide.