Denise Chrysler, J.D.
Network for Public Health Law
Mid-States Regional Center
University of Michigan School of Public Health
1415 Washington Heights
Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Ms. Chrysler is Director, Mid-States Region of the Network for Public Health Law at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. She has significant background in public health law with specific expertise regarding collection, sharing, and protection of health and personal information. Currently, she co-chairs the Council of State and Territorial Epidemiologists (CSTE) Public Health Law Subcommittee, which focuses on collection and use of data for public health surveillance, investigation, and intervention. She serves on the Legal and Regulatory Workgroup for the Digital Bridge, which is a public-private partnership working to ensure the health of our nation by establishing effective bidirectional data exchange between health care and public health. For almost two years, she served as a legal consultant to CDC to assist with development of a legal framework to expand data sharing capacity for Patient Centered Patient Outcomes Research (PCOR).
As a state attorney, Ms. Chrysler served on the State Health Department’s Steering Committee and Privacy and Security subcommittee to develop health information exchange, and was the lead author of the legal sections of Michigan’s e-Health Initiative Conduit to Care Report. For over 25 years, she provided legal services to the Michigan Department of Community Health regarding public health powers, programs, and services – serving as the public health legal director, the director of the Office of Legal Affairs, the department’s Chief Privacy Officer, the regulatory affairs officer, the Freedom of Information Act coordinator, a member of the department’s Institutional Review Board, and as an assistant attorney general. Ms. Chrysler earned a JD from the University of Michigan Law School and a BA with distinction also from the University of Michigan.