Atalie NitibhonPolicy Director. Atalie Nitibhon received a B.S. in Human Biology at the University of Texas at Austin in 2005. After working at the American Cancer Society, she returned to school to receive a Master of Arts in Human Services and Conflict Resolution from St. Edward’s University, then a Master of Public Affairs from the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs at the University of Texas at Austin. While obtaining her graduate degrees, she worked as an intern for TexHealth Coalition, where she supported the organization’s work with Executive and Legislative offices during the 2009 Texas Legislative Session. Ms. Nitibhon also worked as the Health Policy intern for the Lance Armstrong Foundation, where she began researching various aspects of Personalized Medicine and different Health Information Technology initiatives. Following graduation from the LBJ School in May of 2010, she worked as the Field Director for the 2010 Donna Howard Campaign.

Ms. Nitibhon began working with PPR through the LBJ School prior to the 2011 Health Privacy Summit. Her role includes working on various projects related to research, policy, constituent outreach, PPR’s organizational operations, and  planning and development of the annual Health Privacy Summits.

Cory LaurelResearch Director. Cory Laurel received a B.A. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating she worked at Cedra Corporation performing pharmaceutical research and revising chromatography test methods. In 2000 she was hired at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Austin as a Senior Analyst, where she developed different manufacturing methods for proficiency testing products and pilot protocols. Ms. Laurel also volunteered at the National Domestic Violence Hotline and at Project Transition Doug’s House Hospice. In 2013 Ms. Laurel returned to UT Austin completing the Health Information Technology and Exchange Specialist Program, where she began working with PPR through a one-month practicum. She was hired on in April 2013 as a member of the Health Privacy Summit Team.

Ms. Laurel was brought on as the Research Director in June 2013 and works on various projects including research and design, fundraising and communication, and constituent outreach. She is the editor of PPR’s website and works on PPR’s web presence and social media strategy as well as planning the Annual Health Privacy Summits.