Adrienne R. Ghorashi, Esq., (she/her) is a Program Manager at the Policy Surveillance Program. Ms. Ghorashi is responsible for managing legal epidemiology projects on a broad array of public health topics, with a focus on sexual and reproductive health laws. She has collaborated on multidisciplinary research projects with the CDC, Guttmacher Institute, RAD/RAAP, Ipas, and the WHO. She leads annual updates to the State Abortion Laws Database, which includes data on 15 subsets of abortion restrictions in the U.S. Her work also includes presenting at conferences and webinars, publishing academic articles and blog posts, and conducting trainings on policy surveillance methods.
Prior to joining the Center, Ms. Ghorashi was a legal fellow with the ACLU of Pennsylvania, working on a range of civil liberties issues for impact litigation in federal and state courts. She currently serves as a committee chair on the Philadelphia Chapter Board of the ACLU and recently joined the board of Abortion Liberation Fund of PA (formerly Women’s Medical Fund). She also serves as a Governing Councilor for the Sexual and Reproductive Health section of APHA.
Ms. Ghorashi earned her JD from Temple University Beasley School of Law in 2014, receiving distinction for her public interest service. She earned her BA in political science with high honors at Rutgers University New Brunswick. Ms. Ghorashi is admitted to practice law in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey.