Anu joined CHLPI as a Clinical Fellow on the Health Care Access team in 2023. Anu is a former physician who is focused on health equity and access issues. While in law school Anu worked on a variety of health law justice projects including one that educated providers about their rights regarding police questioning in hospital and healthcare settings. Additionally, Anu helped develop a policy recommendation on behalf of Medicaid AABD clients in Illinois which advocates for the elimination of the asset test requirement. Anu also coauthored a note and cohosted a podcast exploring the effects of social media on direct-to-consumer advertising in the pharmaceutical space on patient drug choice.
As a physician Anu focused on clinical research directed at improving hospital admission processes for hematology patients. Anu was also part of a team that worked on creating community-based mental health services for immigrant populations. Anu hopes to use the lessons she learned as a physician to better inform her practice as a health law attorney focused on improving access and equity in our health care system. Anu has an MD from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine and a JD with a focus on health law and compliance studies from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.