Shelley Geballe

Attorney Geballe is an Assistant Clinical Professor of Public Health at the Yale School of Public Health (teaching Public Health Law, Health Disparities, and the Health Policy Practicum) and a Clinical Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School (co-teaching the Legislative Advocacy Clinic).  She also is the Distinguished Senior Fellow at Connecticut Voices for Children, a state research and advocacy organization she co-founded in 1995 and led as President until 2008.  A graduate of Yale Law School (1976) and the Yale School of Public Health (1995), she practiced civil rights law with the ACLU for more than a decade, representing, among others, Connecticut’s foster children in litigation against the state child welfare department, inmates with HIV/AIDS in litigation against the state department of correction, and school children with HIV/AIDS who were being excluded from the New Haven Public Schools.  Her publications include Geballe, Gruendel & Andiman, Forgotten Children of the AIDS Epidemic (Yale University Press, 1995).  She has consulted internationally on public health and AIDS law in China and South Africa, and has served on many state commissions and task forces on topics ranging from Connecticut’s property tax cap to child and adult mental health services in Connecticut.  Most recently, she co-founded and serves on the Board of Directors of a non-profit that provides professional reporting about Connecticut government, policy and politics.