Denise Snow
Adjunct Professor of Law

Health Law
Denise Snow JD, RN, CNM is an attorney in private practice with a focus on assisting those with their health-related legal needs. She is also a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Nursing and primarily teaches health care policy, and population/community courses in the undergraduate and doctoral programs.

Ms. Snow completed her Juris Doctorate degree from Touro Law Center, a Masters degree from Stony Brook University and a Certificate of Midwifery from the State University of New York at Downstate. Upon admission to the New York State Bar, Second Department, she was chosen to lead the innovative Permanency Legal Assistance Needs (PLAN) Project, a New York State Department of Health public interest program that provides free legal assistance to low income individuals with cancer on Long Island. She was instrumental in forming the first officially designated Medical Legal Partnership (MLP) on Long Island with the Stony Brook University Hospital Palliative Care team. The MLP successfully assisted many seriously ill patients with the medical-legal needs.  Ms. Snow’s current legal experience is in private practice assisting those with chronic illness in accessing home and nursing home care

Ms. Snow is the former Co-Chair of the Suffolk County Bar Association Health and Hospital Law Committee. She is  a board member of RSVP Suffolk.  She served as Chair of the Insurance Committee of the Suffolk County Minority Health Action Coalition and as a board member of the National Perinatal Association. She has served as Chair of the Long Island Midwives and as Chair of Membership of the New York State Association of Licensed Midwives. She has written peer reviewed articles on Health Policy, Insurance related issues for breast cancer patients and Medical Legal Partnerships. She has authored textbook chapters on palliative care, prenatal care and on health care policy. She has received leadership awards from both Sigma Theta Tau and from the Bar Association. Ms. Snow is a frequent presenter on advocacy needs of the seriously ill and is recognized for her contributions to reducing the stresses of social determinants of health and promotion of social justice in health care.

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