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Deborah Fournier

Director of Health Law and Policy
Phone: (603) 513-5156
Office: UNH CHHS Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Hewitt Hall Suite 202, Durham, NH 03824

Deborah H. Fournier, JD, joined the Institute for Health Policy and Practice, Health Law and Policy Programs, UNH Franklin Pierce School of Law, as a Senior Associate for the Health Law and Policy focal area in September of 2020. In addition to serving at ASTHO and NASHP, Deborah is a former Medicaid Director for New Hampshire and will be supporting IHPP with regulatory and legislative reviews, analyses, and reports on state and federal policy developments relevant to New Hampshire's vibrant health policy landscape.  

Before joining NH DHHS, Deborah led strategic planning and implementation of health care policy and advocacy at the New Hampshire Fiscal Policy Institute, including partnership in the effort to expand Medicaid in New Hampshire. Deborah also previously served as a Senior Policy Analyst for National and Federal Affairs at the Massachusetts Office of Medicaid, Executive Office of Health & Human Services. Deborah is admitted to the practice of law in Massachusetts.


  • J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law 
  • Bachelor of Arts in History from Whitman College