Representing: Patient/Caregiver Advocacy Organization
Charlotte W. Collins is a consultant for the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and its former Senior Vice President of Policy and Programs. Before joining AAFA, she taught graduate courses in public health, law, policy, and management at George Washington University and Georgetown University. For over a decade, she worked with advocates to expand health coverage for the uninsured in Tennessee, acted as general counsel, and ran government relations for a safety-net hospital system in Memphis. She is principal investigator for several projects at AAFA. Since 2008, she has worked with fellow patient organization colleagues advocating for the patient’s perspective in designing and conducting comparative effectiveness research. In 1995, she won the Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. She received a JD from Georgetown University.