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Steven Adelsheim, MD is a child/adolescent and adult psychiatrist who works to support community behavioral health partnerships locally, regionally, at the state level and nationally. He is the Director of the Stanford Center for Youth Mental Health and Wellbeing in the Department of Psychiatry. Dr. Adelsheim has partnered in developing statewide mental health policy and systems, including those focused on school mental health, telebehavioral health, tribal behavioral health programs, and suicide prevention. For many years Dr. Adelsheim has been developing and implementing early detection/intervention programs for young people in school-based and primary care settings, including programs for depression, anxiety, prodromal symptoms of psychosis, and first episodes of psychosis. Dr. Adelsheim is also involved in the implementation of integrated behavioral health care models in primary care settings as well as the use of media to decrease stigma surrounding mental health issues.
Amber Black is a Health Privacy Associate for the COE-PHI, and a Staff Attorney for Health Privacy at the Legal Action Center, where she provides legal counsel, training, and technical assistance to providers, government agencies, and individuals regarding federal and state health privacy laws, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2. Prior to joining the Legal Action Center, Amber worked in the LegalHealth unit of the New York Legal Assistance Group. She received both her undergraduate and law degrees from Duke University.
Abigail English is the director of the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, which she co-founded in 1999. She is a lawyer, researcher, and advocate for the rights of vulnerable young people. She has participated in major litigation affecting the legal rights of children and adolescents, lectured widely to youth serving professionals, and taught courses in public policy, law, and public health. Her research and advocacy have focused on health insurance and public financing of care for adolescents and young adults, consent and confidentiality protections, and sexual and reproductive health care. From 1976-1998, she was an attorney at the National Center for Youth Law (NCYL) in San Francisco, California, where she established NCYL’s Adolescent Health Care Project. She has held adjunct faculty appointments at the UC Berkeley School of Public Policy, the Boalt Hall School of Law, and the Gillings Global School of Public Health at UNC Chapel Hill. She received her undergraduate degree from Harvard University and her law degree from UC Berkeley’s Boalt Hall School of Law.
Jacqueline Seitz is the Health Privacy Lead for the COE-PHI, and Senior Staff Attorney for Health Privacy at the Legal Action Center, where she provides legal counsel and technical assistance on various health privacy laws, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2. She also conducts trainings on federal and state health privacy laws to providers, government agencies, and individuals. Prior to joining Legal Action Center, Jacqueline was an Excelsior Fellow at the NYS Justice Center for the Protection of People with Special Needs.