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Regina Hill, J.D.

Regina graduated from Northeastern University School of Law in 2001. She is currently a staff attorney at the Disability Law Center in Boston, Ma. Regina began her work in the area of Mental Health law as a Bart Gordon Fellow at the Center For Public Representation. During her fellowship Regina provided outreach services to communities of color in the Greater Boston area. Through her contacts with consumers and staff, at community mental health centers, clubhouses, and inpatient facilities, the topic of rights involving medication emerged as a major issue for communities of color. To address medication issues, Regina created a presentation on informed consent and substituted judgment. While researching the psychotropic medications commonly prescribed, she learned about ethnic psychopharmacology. Ethnic psychopharmacology is the influence of ethnicity and culture on individual responses to psychotropic medications. Regina added her research in this area to her presentation, which she has presented to attorneys, various behavioral health staffs, and consumers of mental health services.