Ahaviah Glaser, JD

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Ahaviah Glaser, JD, is Associate Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP).


Ahaviah (“Havi”) Glaser is Associate Vice President of Government Affairs and Advocacy and Senior Legal Advisor for PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Havi leads a diverse portfolio of initiatives that advance CHOP’s child health policy and fiscal goals. As Director of Health Policy, she oversees Government Affairs and serves as a strategist on advocacy efforts and initiatives that advance CHOP's mission. With more than two decades of health law and policy experience, Havi is a seasoned public policy advisor who previously served on Capitol Hill as Sen. John D. Rockefeller’s (D-WV) Senior Health Counsel as well as the Staff Director for the Senate Finance Committee’s Subcommittee on Health Care. She is known for her expertise across public health insurance programs with a focus on the intersection of these programs, such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) or Medicaid and Medicare.

With a background in ­­intellectual property and antitrust litigation, Havi has been active on private market insurance reform as well as pharmaceutical pricing issues. On and off the Hill, she has worked to identify concerns raised by health information technology, including challenges related to interoperability and privacy. She also worked closely with the Senate Commerce Committee to raise concerns regarding e-cigarettes and the ongoing challenge of finding a way to stop the marketing of tobacco to children. Havi's work has always had a focus on health disparities, and this issue will remain a central one in her work at CHOP. 

Havi has been a frequent public speaker, and she served for nearly a decade as an Adjunct Professor of Health Law at American University’s Washington College of Law. She earned her JD from the University of Michigan Law School and her BS, with honors, from the University of California at Berkeley. She is admitted to practice in Washington, DC, California, Massachusetts and numerous federal courts across the country.

Education and Training

Undergraduate Degree

BS - University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

Graduate Degree

JD - University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor, MI

Titles and Academic Titles

AVP, Government Affairs and Advocacy

Departments and Services