Dena Mendelsohn

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Elektra Labs

Director, Health Policy and Data Governance

Dena Mendelsohn serves as the Director of Health Policy and Data Governance at Elektra Labs. She leads Elektra Lab’s efforts to ensure that people have improved tools to evaluate whether patient signal tracking technologies are worthy of the trust the healthcare system places in them. 

The advantages of connected health technologies do not have to come at the expense of privacy. Yet that is often the false choice forced on users. Ms. Mendelsohn has been at the forefront of this movement, outlining these trade-offs and highlighting them particularly to those less informed about systemic shifts. 

She previously served as Senior Policy Counsel at Consumer Reports, focusing on health and privacy portfolios. Ms. Mendelsohn’s advocacy around how consumers’ data is collected and used created shifts in both public discourse and policy. Before that, she was a Health Policy Analyst at the Pacific Business Group on Health. 

Ms. Mendelsohn graduated magna cum laude from Emory University.

She earned her J.D. from Washington University in St. Louis.

She earned her Master of Public Health, health policy concentration, with great distinction from Saint Louis University.

 

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