Ellen R. Shaffer is co-director with Joe Brenner of the Center for Policy Analysis, which conducts policy research, analysis and advocacy.
The Center sponsors three projects: Trust Women/Silver Ribbon Campaign; the Center for Policy Analysis on Trade and Health (CPATH); and the EQUAL Health Network campaigns for Equitable, Quality, Universal, Affordable health care reform.
She has written the politics chapters for several editions of “Our Bodies, Ourselves.”
Ellen is an assistant clinical professor at UCSF. She has an M.P.H. from the UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins.
She has worked for the labor movement and the U.S. Senate. Among many successful campaigns, she brought together labor and county officials in the 1980s to support the ARC/AIDS Vigil, an encampment in the federal plaza in San Francisco, demanding funding for effective treatments for AIDS.