College of Law > About > Centers & Institutes > Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute > Faculty & Administration > Executive Director
Alice Setrini joined the Jaharis Health Law Institute as executive director in May 2020. She came to DePaul from a career in legal services, most recently as manager of Legal Aid Chicago’s Medical-Legal Partnerships (MLP) Project beginning in 2015.
Setrini has worked closely with a wide range of medical partners while leading the nationally recognized Health Justice Project in collaboration with Erie Family Health Centers. She also managed Health Forward/Salud Adelante, an innovative MLP between Cook County Health, Chicago Department of Public Health and Legal Aid Chicago, as well as Justice through Generations, an MLP with Rush University Medical Center’s Social Work and Community Health Program. This past academic year, Setrini taught in Loyola University School of Law’s Weekend JD Program in their Health Justice Project Legal Clinic.
Setrini brings years of experience collaborating in multidisciplinary settings to maximize both health system returns on investment and improvement in health outcomes for individuals through legal interventions. She has presented locally and nationally on the value of using the law as a strategy for addressing social determinants of health, and she has lectured at Loyola’s Health Justice Project Clinic and Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law’s Civil Litigation Clinic on implicit bias and structural racism. Setrini’s experience with utilizing MLPs as a model for legal service delivery that can have an impact on the structures that keep people in poverty will inform her work with DePaul students in all areas of health law.
Setrini received both her BA and JD from Northwestern University.