Alice Leiter serves as Policy Counsel for the Center for Democracy & Technology’s Health Privacy Project. Her work focuses on developing policies for the advancement, adoption and implementation of health information technology and electronic health information exchange to improve health care.
Ms. Leiter earned her JD from the Georgetown University Law Center in 2007, and while in law school spent a summer working in the general counsel’s office at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). She spent three years as an associate in the Health and Privacy & Information Management practice groups at the law firm Hogan Lovells (formerly Hogan and Hartson) before joining the National Partnership for Women & Families, where she was the director of health information technology policy.
In this capacity she served as a consumer representative on the Privacy and Security Tiger Team, a subgroup of the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee, a federal advisory committee established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. She also chaired the Operations Workgroup of Query Health, an initiative of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT’s (ONC) Standards & Interoperability (S&I) Framework.
Ms. Leiter earned a B.A. in Human Biology from Stanford University in 2002.