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Shelley Diehl Geballe, JD, MPH

Professor of Public Health (Health Policy)

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Shelley Diehl Geballe, JD, MPH



Attorney Geballe is a Professor of Clinical Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health. She currently teaches Public Health Law and directs the Health Policy Practicum. For several decades she was a Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School, co-teaching the Legislative Advocacy Clinic. She serves as the Distinguished Senior Fellow at Connecticut Voices for Children, a state research and advocacy organization she co-founded in 1995 and led as President until 2008.

A graduate of Yale Law School (1976) and the Yale School of Public Health (1995), she practiced civil rights law with the ACLU for more than a decade, representing, among others, Connecticut's foster children in successful systemic reform litigation against the state child welfare department, inmates with HIV/AIDS in litigation against the state department of correction, and school children with HIV/AIDS who were being excluded from the New Haven Public Schools. Her publications include Geballe, Gruendel & Andiman, Forgotten Children of the AIDS Epidemic (Yale University Press, 1995). She has consulted internationally on public health and AIDS law in China and South Africa, and served on several dozen state commissions and task forces on topics ranging from Connecticut's spending to child and adult mental health services in Connecticut. A decade ago, she co-founded the Connecticut News Project, that parent organization of CT Mirror which provides professional reporting about Connecticut government, policy and politics - She continues to serve on its Board of Directors and has served on the Boards of multiple other state and national organizations, including the ACLU, Planned Parenthood's Legal Advisory Board, and the Melville Charitable Trust.

Education & Training

  • MPH
    Yale University School of Medicine (1995)
  • JD
    Yale University School of Law (1976)
  • BA
    University of Michigan, Psychology (1971)

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