Heather M. Butts is a legal expert in healthcare law and serves as of-counsel to Zubi Rosner, LLP. In addition to advising clients, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Healthcare and Public Administration and Public Health Law and Bioethics at LIU Post. She is also the Director of the LIU Post Honors College. Prior to joining LIU Post, Professor Butts has held appointments as an Adjunct Professor in Health Law and Bioethics at St. John’s School of Law and Columbia University School of Public Health. Prior to teaching, she served as a regulatory specialist at Columbia University’s Medical Center Institutional Review Board (IRB). Her responsibilities included legal training and education of the Columbia University research community. She also served as a Senior Associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLP in New York City where she performed compliance risk assessments on projects involving reviews of faculty group practices, policies, and procedures.
Heather is the co-founder of H.E.A.L.T.H for Youths, Inc., a not-for-profit organization that focuses on college readiness and preparation. Her organization partners with 53 programs each year to help more than 4,000 students achieve their dream of going to college. Since COVID-19, her organization works on dozens of projects to help the community, including turning free libraries into food pantries; getting resources to underserved families; and organizing several community gardening programs to get fresh produce to those in need.
- African American Medicine in Washington, D.C.: Healing the Capital During the Civil War Era (The History Press, 2014).
- Healing Civil War Veterans in New York and Washington, D.C. (The History Press, 2019).
- Alexander Thomas Augusta: Physician, Teacher and Human Rights Activist, Journal of the National Medical Association (2005).
- Personality and Policy Perception: What Responses are Seen as Appropriate for COVID-19, Family and Youth Services Bureau (2021).
- Federal Agencies Continue Focus on Clinical Trial Oversight (co-author).
- Housing Bias and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (co-author).