Magda Schaler-Haynes

Magda Schaler-Haynes is Professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health. Her career spans over two decades in law and policy, including multiple roles in public service at state and federal levels focusing on public and reproductive health, healthcare access, equity, and emergency preparedness. Until 2022, Schaler-Haynes served in the administration of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy as Senior Advisor at the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General and previously as the Director of Policy and Strategic Planning at the New Jersey Department of Health. She also served on the staff of a U.S. Senator as Special Advisor for healthcare and women’s issues and as Senior Health Policy Advisor at the New York State Insurance Department. She began her career as an associate in the Health Care Department at the Proskauer firm in New York. Schaler-Haynes holds J.D. and M.P.H. degrees from Columbia University and a B.A. from Brandeis University.

Schaler-Haynes previously served as Co-Chair of the JCPA 2019 Mission to Israel, as Co-Chair of JCPA’s Policy Advisory Committee, and as a 2016 JCPA Frank Family Fellow.

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