Marlo Donato Kalb was a 2023 summer intern at the O’Neill Institute.

Donato Kalb is passionate about fighting for health justice. 

Prior to O’Neill, she worked for John Snow Inc. in Boston, Massachusetts, conducting evaluation research with state government-funded opioid treatment centers. There, she deepened her understanding of patient experiences with low-barrier medication for opioid use disorder treatment. 

At the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Law, she worked with Disability Rights NC to conduct research on prison conditions for people with mental illness or disability including those with substance use disorders. Currently, she serves on the board of UNC’s OutLaw and as the co-president of the UNC chapter of the National Lawyers Guild. 

In her future work, she hopes to continue advocating for policies that destigmatize addiction and prioritize health equity.

Donato Kalb is a law student at the University of North Carolina School of Law. She also holds a Master’s of Public Health in Health Behavior from UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health and a B.A. in Sociology and Spanish from Boston University. 

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