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Elizabeth Edwards

Senior Attorney, National Health Law Program


Elizabeth Edwards, J.D., is a senior attorney for the National Health Law Program (NHeLP), based out of NHeLP’s Carrboro, North Carolina, office. In addition to working with NHeLP’s litigation team to develop innovative legal theories to advance the health rights of low income and underserved individuals, Edwards’s work includes policy advocacy and legal education. Elizabeth joined NHeLP after five years with Disability Rights North Carolina, where she was a lead attorney. At Disability Rights NC, she used the Medicaid Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and public policy to ensure equal access and community integration for individuals and groups, with a special focus on ending the long-standing institutional bias toward placement of people with disabilities in large, isolating adult care homes. A graduate of the law school at UNC–Chapel Hill, Edwards obtained her bachelor’s degree in environmental science and policy from Duke University.