About Us


The Health Reform Tracker is an initiative of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy, which is supported by the California Healthcare Foundation, UC Hastings College of the Law, and the UCSF Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies.  Our mission is to provide the latest information on efforts to modify, repeal, or replace the Affordable Care Act.  The Health Reform Tracker also aims to deliver in-depth, evidence-based analyses of various  proposals, as well as provide a diverse array of stakeholder perspectives on the issues associated with healthcare reform.

The website serves as a resource for consumers, healthcare providers, journalists, state policymakers, scholars and others seeking to understand national healthcare reform and its impact on California in particular.

 


Meet the Team

Jaime S. King
Founder and Executive Editor

Jaime S. King is a Professor of Law at the University of California Hastings College of the Law.  She is also the Associate Dean and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Science, Law and Health Policy, the Co-Founder and Co-Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Masters in Health Law and Policy Program, and the Co-Director of the Concentration on Law and Health Sciences. Professor King holds a Ph.D. in Health Policy from Harvard University, a J.D. from Emory University, and a B.A. from Dartmouth College.

Professor King’s research focuses on the drivers of healthcare costs, with a special interest in market consolidation and efforts to improve transparency in healthcare pricing.  She is the Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Source on Healthcare Price and Competition, a multi-disciplinary web-based resource for information and analysis about healthcare price and competition.  In 2015, she testified before the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Regulatory Reform, Commercial, and Antitrust Law on issues surrounding health insurance mergers.  Professor King is the 2015 recipient of the Hastings Foundation Faculty Award for Outstanding Scholarship.

Prior to joining the faculty at UC Hastings, she served as a Fellow at the Center for Law and the Biosciences at Stanford Law School (2006-2008) and the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics (2005-2006).  In 2012, she was named the John “Jack” Wennberg Fellow for the Informed Medical Decisions Foundation for her research on shared decision-making.


Sarah Hooper
Managing Editor

Sarah Hooper is the Managing Editor for the Health Reform Tracker project.  She is also Executive Director of the UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy and Adjunct Professor of Law at UC Hastings College of the Law.  Through the Consortium, she develops interprofessional programs for faculty and students, including educational curricula and degrees, joint research, and clinical training and service programs.  In particular, Sarah led the Consortium’s effort to establish the Medical-Legal Partnership for Seniors clinic (MLPS), which has been designated a “Statewide Health Innovation” by the California Department of Health and Human Services and the Department of Public Health.

Sarah’s research and teaching focuses on legal issues in aging and dementia care, including health care decision making and informed consent, capacity, elder financial abuse, the link between health and access to civil justice, and models of comprehensive and coordinated care for older adults.


Amanda Zibners Naprawa
Health Policy Fellow

Amanda Zibners Naprawa, JD, MPH is a Health Policy Fellow for the Health Reform Tracker project. She holds a law degree from The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law and a Masters in Public Health from U.C. Berkeley School of Public Health.  She served for four years as a federal law clerk to the Hon. James L. Graham (S.D. Ohio) and has also practiced civil litigation. Amanda was an Adjunct Instructor at OSU Moritz College of Law where she taught 2L Appellate Advocacy.  Her legal research primarily focuses on vaccines and public health law.  Amanda is also a health journalist and regular contributor to U.C. Berkeley’s online Wellness Letter, where she also serves on the Board of Editors.  

 


Laura Hagen
Health Policy Fellow

Laura Hagen, J.D. is a Health Policy Fellow for the Health Reform Tracker project.  She attended the University of California, Hastings College of the Law, where she graduated with a specialization in law and health sciences.  While at UC Hastings, Ms. Hagen researched Food and Drug Administration regulations and their practical effects on the industry.  During her 2L year, her team placed second in the University of Maryland Health Law Regulatory and Compliance Competition which focused on pharmaceutical law.  Her work has been published in the American Bar Association’s The Health Lawyer and has been honored with the first place prize for the 18th Annual Epstein Becker Green Health Law Writing Competition.