Gwyneth Eliasson, JD, MPH

Adjunct Professor
Public Health

Gwyneth Eliasson received her Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School, and her master of public health degree, with a concentration in Health Systems and Policy, from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) School of Public Health (now Rutgers School of Public Health). She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Binghamton University-State University of New York. Currently, she is an adjunct professor in the Public Health program at La Salle University.

Before coming to La Salle, she was a Legal Services and public interest attorney advocating for low-income New Yorkers in administrative hearings and appeals and in federal courts. More recently, she was the first public health policy analyst with the Center for Public Health Law Research at Temple University Beasley School of Law and a consulting attorney for Rutgers School of Law, managing projects to develop a medical-legal partnership in Camden, New Jersey. She is an adjunct professor at The College of New Jersey and a guest lecturer at Rutgers School of Public Health.

She is a member of the Policy Committee in the Law Section of the American Public Health Association (APHA). She also is a member of the Health Law Section of the American Bar Association (ABA), serving on the Health Reform Task Force and the Medical Legal Partnerships Work Group. She is the editor of the newsletter of the New Jersey Public Health Association (NJPHA).

Twitter: @GMEliasson

Areas of Expertise

Health law and policy
Public health law and policy
Health insurance
Anti-poverty (safety net) programs
Older adults
Medical-legal partnerships


PHLT 451: Introduction to Public Health Policy

Licenses and Certifications

Licensed to practice law in New York
CITI certification: Human Research Curriculum – Social/Behavioral/Epidemiologic Research Investigators


MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health; concentration: Health Systems and Policy
JD, Brooklyn Law School
BA, Binghamton University

Selected Recent Publications

“Getting Started in Public Health Advocacy,” NJPHA Newsletter (Winter 2018)
“HIPAA Facts for Public Health Departments,” NJPHA Newsletter (Fall 2017)
“Medicaid and the American Health Care Act (AHCA),” NJPHA Newsletter (Summer 2017)
“Public Health Data Resources,” NJPHA Newsletter (Spring 2017)
“Public Health Data in the Courts,” NJPHA Newsletter (Winter 2017)
“Public Health Information and Data Sharing,” NJPHA Newsletter (Fall 2016)
“Using Law to Address Barriers to Health Equity,” NJPHA Newsletter (Summer 2016)

Selected Recent Presentations

“Workshop: Public Health Careers,” La Salle University (November 2017)
“Job Search Workshop: Public Health Career Websites,” Rutgers School of Public Health (April 2016)
“Job Search Workshop for Public Health Careers,” Rutgers School of Public Health (May 2015)
“The Affordable Care Act’s Impact on Health Care Quality: Management Perspectives,” West Chester University (April 2014)
“Job Search Workshop for Public Health Careers,” Rutgers School of Public Health (March 2013)

Honors and Awards

Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health, Alpha Eta Chapter
Stanley S. Bergen, Jr., MD, Medal of Excellence Award
Emily and Leon Goldstein Travel Fellowship