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Alice Setrini Joins the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute as Executive Director on May 4, 2020


Alice Setrini
Alice Setrini has been named executive director of the Mary and Michael Jaharis Health Law Institute at DePaul University College of Law. Setrini comes to DePaul from a career in legal services, most recently as a 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. In the past academic year, Setrini taught at Loyola University School of Law's Weekend JD program in the Health Justice Project Clinic. 

Setrini brings years of experience collaborating in multidisciplinary settings to maximize both health system return 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 Civil Litigation clinic on implicit bias and structural racism. Setrini's experience utilizing MLPs as a model for legal service delivery that can have an impact on structures that keep people in poverty will inform her work with DePaul students in all areas of health law. 

Setrini received her BA and JD from Northwestern University. ​​