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Areas of Specialty

Public health law, systemic change via the tools of law and policy, chronic disease prevention, environmental justice, community engagement, teaching

What matters to you?

Community leaders who have the capacity and confidence to envision and drive social change using the tools of law and policy

What are some wise words to live by?

If you want peace, work for justice

What brings you joy?

Watching community leaders at that AH-HA! moment of awareness as they grab-hold of legal and policy strategies to advance health equity

Marice Ashe

Senior Fellow, Public Health Law

Marice Ashe, JD, MPH is the Founder of ChangeLab Solutions where she served as CEO for nearly 25 years. Throughout her career, Marice pioneered the use of law and policy to solve complex problems related to institutionalized inequities and poor community health outcomes. Leading a multidisciplinary team of 60 lawyers and public health experts, she drove major law and policy successes across a broad range of public health challenges in all 50 states. Under her direction, ChangeLab Solutions partnered with leaders from grassroots community-based organizations, every level of government, and major health systems. Her team created a vast library of “how to” guides and model policies promote equity and improve health outcomes. These resources demystify the law and provide practical tools so community leaders can solve problems related to the social and political determinants of health.

Marice currently teaches public health law at the University of California, Berkeley Law. She consults with community-based leaders, philanthropies, health systems and academic researchers throughout the world, and leads multi-sector teams to address complex public health policy challenges. She serves on the national advisory boards for The Equity Center at the University of Virginia, the Institute for Health Policy and Leadership at Loma Linda University, and The George Institute for Global Health at the University of New South Wales, Australia. In her spare time, she supports first-generation youth with the Y Scholars Program.

Marice is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame, and received her advanced degrees in public health and law from the University of California at Berkeley.