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Amara Anosike | Medical Services


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Amara Anosike | Professional History

Amara is the Director of Behavioral Health Policy and Advocacy at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is responsible for advancing the hospital’s behavioral health policy agenda at the local, state, and national level to expand access to quality behavioral health care for all children. Amara works in close consultation with the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and also provides strategic direction and leadership to further the policy goals of the Children’s Mental Health Campaign. Amara has been featured on Boston 25 News, Chronicle’s WCVB Channel 5, NBC10 Boston and is regularly quoted in major publications like the Boston Globe. Amara has authored publications on health equity, health care cost trends, and disparities in behavioral health, including a peer-reviewed article in the American Academy of Pediatrics. Before joining the Government Relations team, Amara worked in the Office of General Counsel at Boston Children’s Hospital, where she implemented and staffed the hospital’s first Medical Legal Partnership program. Amara also served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Health Care Division at the Massachusetts Office of Attorney General Maura Healey and as a judicial law clerk for the Delaware Family Court. She is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and George Washington University Law School.

Focus areas: behavioral health policy, patient advocacy, Children’s Mental Health Campaign