Sara Pollock Hoverter 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 access to health, 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, Hoverter worked for nearly two decades as a 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 managed the public health and food systems policy team, working on oral health access and workforce development, food systems, workers’ rights, climate change and public health, Medicaid, and community health worker network development.

Hoverter holds a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. and an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center.

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