Annalisa Peterson is an Assistant Professor of Economics within the Healthcare Management Program at the Labovitz School of Business and Economics at the University of Minnesota Duluth, where she teaches Health Care Law and Ethics. She is also Deputy Title IX Coordinator and Associate to the Director of the University of Minnesota's Office for Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, where she investigates concerns of discrimination and sexual misconduct within the university.
Previously, Annalisa worked as a HealthCare Ombudsman/Mediator at Kaiser Permanente in Northern California, as a California State Long-Term Care Ombudsman in Los Angeles County, and as a Litigation Associate at Kirkland & Ellis’ Los Angeles office. Annalisa is an experienced mediator and has directed non-profit mediation programs in Illinois and Minnesota. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Dartmouth College and Juris Doctor and Master of Dispute Resolution (MDR) degrees from Pepperdine University School of Law.
Annalisa's healthcare quality and safety interests include the development of systems that foster transparent and effective communication and provide meaningful, timely support for patients, families, and providers following unanticipated health outcomes or other unresolved care-related concerns.