Heena Patel is the director of strategic communications at the O’Neill Institute, where she coordinates all communications and outreach for the institute and provides insight on brand reputation and communications strategy.

Patel brings more than ten years of communications experience working for mission-minded organizations. Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Patel served as the director of marketing and communications at Equal Justice Works, where she was responsible for planning, managing, and ensuring the implementation of innovative communications strategies to help mobilize public service lawyers committed to equal justice for all. Before that, she was the communications director for the Society for Women’s Health Research, where she led the nonprofit’s editorial and digital work and designed signature awareness campaigns to position the organization at the forefront of women’s health research.

Patel holds an M.S. from the University of Amsterdam and a B.A. from The George Washington University. She is currently pursuing a certificate in nonprofit management through Duke University.

Explore our experts

O’Neill’s experts bring experience from academia, government, civil society, private practice, and nongovernmental organizations to a wide variety of topics in national and global health law.

View all of our experts

Explore our faculty

Georgetown Law’s health law courses are taught by a diverse faculty of academics, subject matter experts, and practitioners from government, international organizations, and private practice.

View all of our faculty

Explore our staff

The O’Neill Institute’s work is led by a talented team of lawyers, researchers, academics, administrators, and public policy experts.

View all of our staff