Shana received her Bachelor’s degree with honors from Harvard University and Master’s in Public Health (M.P.H.) and Juris Doctor (J.D.) degrees from the University of California. Her educational and professional experience has focused primarily on healthcare law and management as well as health-related academic research. She began her career as a consultant to the US Environmental Protection Agency’s San Francisco office. Later, she practiced law for 10+ years, first as a member of the corporate and litigation departments of a major law firm and then as corporate counsel (in house attorney) to a large hospital system. She also has extensive regulatory and project management experience, including serving on the leadership team of a multi-million dollar HIPAA implementation project.
For the past six years she has held appointments at the University of Washington, first as a research interviewer and also as a project manager and research coordinator for various health and social welfare studies, including studies funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Annie E. Casey Foundation, and the American Cancer Society. She is the co-author of two recent peer-reviewed publications on concussion in high school athletes. Shana is licensed to practice law in Washington state and Hawaii.
Shana serves as Program Chair of the Healthcare Management & Leadership BAS program. She teaches Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Healthcare, Human Resources Management in Healthcare, Field Studies, and Capstone Project courses. Prior to joining HSEWI, Shana was as an adjunct instructor in the Business Transfer department where she taught Business Law, Statistics, and Multicultural Consulting.