Daniel E. Dawes, JD

Daniel E. Dawes, JD, is a nationally recognized leader in the movement to advance health equity among under-resourced, vulnerable and marginalized communities. An attorney, scholar and health policy expert, Dawes brings a forward-thinking, inclusive and multidisciplinary approach to the law and public policy, and has been at the forefront of recent major federal health policy negotiations in the US.

Dawes serves as the Senior Advisor and General Counsel to the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine in Atlanta, Georgia, and as an Associate Professor of complex health systems at the H. Wayne Huizenga College of Business and Entrepreneurship at Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. In addition, he is the co-founder of the Health Equity Leadership & Exchange Network (HELEN), a nationwide network of over 1400 governmental and non-governmental leaders and scholars focused on bolstering leadership and the exchange of research, ideas and information relative to the advancement of evidence-based health equity-related legislation, regulations, policies, and programs.

A published expert on health reform and health equity, Dawes is the author of 150 Years of Obamacare, is currently the editor of the Johns Hopkins University Press special book series, Health Equity in America, and the author of a forthcoming book, The History of Health Equity in America: A Closer Look at the Political Determinants of Health.