Instructor Profiles

Denise Chrysler, JD

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Denise Chrysler, J.D., serves as director for the Mid-States Region of the Network for Public Health Law. Previously, she served as the public health legal director for the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH). In this position, she coordinated the legal needs of the Public Health Administration and provided legal expertise and assistance regarding public health powers, programs and services.

Denise served as an assistant attorney general for 20 years. There, she provided legal advice and representation to programs that protect the public’s health, safety and welfare in the Michigan Departments of Community Health, Agriculture and Environmental Quality. She is the recipient of the Frank J. Kelley Award for Excellence for successful efforts to protect mammograms and medical records of some 200,000 patients in Southeast Michigan who were abandoned by a bankrupt health provider.

Denise graduated from the University of Michigan Law School in 1980. She is a member of the Public Health Law Association and the State Bar Health Care Law Section. She is admitted to practice before both state and federal courts in Michigan.

Denise lives in Lansing, Michigan with her husband, Paul Pratt, and their two cats Marbury and Madison. She is an avid gardener and has transformed their entire yard into vegetable, herb, and flower gardens.

Courses Taught by Denise Chrysler