Law & Policy Analyst
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Hassan Sheikh joined CHHS as a Fellow in 2018 shortly after graduating from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law with a J.D. and a certificate in Health Law.
While at the Carey School of Law, Hassan served as the Editor in Chief of the nationally ranked Journal of Health Care Law and Policy. Under his leadership, the academic journal published twice the amount of written material as compared to a typical year. Through the school’s clinical law program, Hassan served low-income clients dealing with HIV diagnosis. This clinic work involved regular consultations with patients and clients at the University of Maryland Center for Infectious Diseases. Client issues concerned Medicare and Medicaid claims, health insurance privacy laws, and Social Security applications. Hassan additionally also worked as a research assistant for Professor Virginia Rowthorn, and Leslie Meltzer Henry where he reviewed international medical licensure laws and vaccine approval processes during public health emergencies respectively. Lastly, Hassan also worked as a policy analyst intern at The Hilltop Institute, a non-partisan health policy research organization.
Prior to law school, Hassan was a practicing pharmacist in Vermont. He earned his Pharm. D. degree from the Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. While in pharmacy school, Hassan’s clinical experiences took him to serve the Navajo and Airforce, and to help set up a rural pharmacy clinic in Dominica. Afterwards, Hassan worked as a community pharmacist for several years before deciding that he needed to develop an expertise in Health Care Law to better direct his policy goals.
In his current role, Hassan works at the Baltimore City Health Department’s Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response as a Medical Countermeasure Coordinator. Here, he revises jurisdictional emergency plans, reviews federal preparedness guidance and requirements , networks with local private and public organizations to establish points of dispensing during a public health emergency and educates individuals on medical countermeasures.