Jennifer Li is a director of the Center for Community Health Innovation at the O’Neill Institute.

She works with frontline communities and grassroots organizations to address social determinants of health in cities and neighborhoods, focusing on community economic development, environment, worker rights, and other systemic factors that cause disproportionate health outcomes for long-underserved racial and socioeconomic groups in the United States.

Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Li worked as a supervising staff attorney at the Harrison Institute for Public Law, a law clinic at Georgetown, where she also taught as an adjunct professor. In that role, she led the institute’s work in climate adaptation, community development, and human rights. Before coming to Georgetown, Li was a Fulbright scholar in India, where she researched climate policy and taught international human rights at Jindal Global Law School.

Li holds a B.A. from New York University, a J.D. from Fordham University School of Law, and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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