Sarah Curi

Summer School Instruction, Other

I am delighted to return to Wellesley. I am an Associate Professor of the Practice at Brandeis University. I’ve taught at Brandeis since 2007. In addition, I am a practicing health care attorney. I have been practicing law for over 25 years. I've worked for several hospitals, health care providers, and academic research and development organizations. I work “in-house” – meaning that my only client is the corporation that I work for. I don’t ever go to court. Instead, I’m essentially business lawyer with a specialty in health care. Most recently, I worked for a Google subsidiary. My expertise includes regulatory compliance, risk management, ethics, and patient rights.

I am passionate about teaching. I strive to create an educational experience that will enable students to become active participants for change and social justice in their chosen careers, including law, health care, public policy, etc. I design my courses to inform and inspire as well as to provide practical skills at the intersection of law, medicine, public health, policy change, and business.

I am a very proud graduate of Wellesley College ‘90 (I double majored in History and Psychology), Boston College Law School, and the Harvard School of Public Health. During college, I rowed port on the Varsity Crew. Prior to law school, I worked for 2 years, first as a paralegal and then with health care policy researchers.

At Brandeis, I currently teach seminars on American Health Care: Law & Policy and Special Topics in Public Health: U.S. History & Policy. I have also taught Patient Autonomy: Law, Medicine & Ethics. I also serve on the Faculty Senate, as the Undergraduate Advising Head (UAH) and Study Abroad Liaison (SAL) for the Health: Science, Society & Policy (HSSP) program. I mentor for the Gen One Scholars Program and participate in the Posse Plus Retreat. I have also taught Business Law at Babson College and Health Care Ethics to undergraduate and graduate students at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences (now MCPHS).

I have presented at national conferences, including the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics' Health Law Professors Conference, American Health Lawyers Association conferences, Health Care Compliance Association conferences, and the American Public Health Association conferences.

I was born in California, raised in rural Connecticut, and now live in Watertown, MA. I am actively involved in the Wellesley Alumnae community. For example, I founded the Wellesley Lawyers Network in 1997. I enjoy in-line skating, mentoring, and exploring with my husband and our four lively rescued dogs – Cora, Hali, Anni, and Reese.