Director, Health Privacy Project, Center for Democracy & Technology

Deven McGraw is the Director of the Health Privacy Project at CDT, focused on developing and promoting workable privacy and security protections for electronic personal health information.

McGraw was one of three persons appointed by HHS Secretary Sebelius to serve on the Health Information Technology (HIT) Policy Committee, a federal advisory committee established in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. She chairs its Privacy and Security "Tiger Team" Workgroup and serves on its Meaningful Use, Information Exchange, and Strategic Plan Workgroups. She also serves on the Leadership Committee of the eHealth Initiative.

Prior to joining CDT, McGraw was the Chief Operating Officer of the National Partnership for Women & Families. McGraw also was an associate at Patton Boggs, LLP, and Ropes & Gray. She also served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Governor of Massachusetts and taught in the Federal Legislation Clinic at the Georgetown University Law Center.

McGraw graduated magna cum laude from the University of Maryland. She earned her JD, magna cum laude, and her LLM from Georgetown University Law Center and was Executive Editor of the Georgetown Law Journal. She also has a Master of Public Health from Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health.

McGraw contributed to the Markle Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information, and has drafted several collaborative comments on privacy submitted by Markle and the CDT.


Markle Affiliations

  • Health Collaborator
  • Markle Connecting for Health Steering Group
  • Markle HIE Advisory Committee
  • Work Group on Consumer Access Policies
  • Work Group on Consumer Engagement