Dena Mendelsohn, JD, MPH, serves as Senior Policy Counsel for Consumer Reports. Based in CR’s West Coast office, Ms. Mendelsohn is an attorney, policy researcher and advocate focusing on privacy and healthcare issues that affect consumers in California and nationwide. Her work focuses on technology and the consumer’s right to privacy, security, control, and transparency both in general and with regards to their health information in particular. Her prior policy work for Consumer Reports centered around access to affordable, high quality, healthcare and health coverage. Before joining Consumer Reports, Ms. Mendelsohn served as a health policy analyst at the Pacific Business Group on Health, where she specialized in healthcare cost and quality measurement, as a budget and planning analyst for the state of Missouri, and as a privately practicing attorney.