BA State University of NY at Albany, MA SLC Health Advocacy Program
Laura Weil’s area of advocacy specialization is the rights of participants in clinical trial research. She currently holds the position of Patients’ Rights Advocate for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s Committee on the Medical Uses of Isotopes, serves on Beth Israel Medical Center’s Institutional Review Board, and is a consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health, reviewing researchers’ applications for federal funding. Former Director of the Health Advocacy Program at SLC and former Director of the Patient Representative Department of Beth Israel Medical Center.
Ms. Weil served as past president of New York State Society of Patient Representatives, and as a board member of the national Society for Healthcare Consumer Advocacy of the American Hospital Association. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the National Association of Healthcare Advocacy Consultants, a member of the Metropolitan New York Ethics Network, and has taught Clinical Ethics in the Physician Assistant program of Touro College of Health Sciences. SLC - 1999
Courses taught in Health Advocacy Program
- Models of Advocacy: Theory and Practice I
- Models of Advocacy: Theory and Practice