University of Houston Law Center
Allison  Winnike

Allison  Winnike

Research Assistant Professor; Health Law & Policy Institute


B.A., Rice University
J.D., Georgetown University Law Center

Professor Winnike earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Policy Studies from Rice University in 2001 and her Juris Doctor from Georgetown University Law Center in 2008. While at Georgetown she trained at the Federal Legislation Clinic where she focused on the ADA Restoration Act of 2007. Previously, Professor Winnike worked as a Health Legislative Aide to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, M.D. From 2001 to 2003 she was a staffer for Senator Frist on the Subcommittee on Public Health, and from 2003 to 2005 she expanded her responsibilities in the Office of the Majority Leader. In the Senate she worked on a wide variety of health policy issues and legislation, including bioterrorism and infectious disease, patient safety, telemedicine, health insurance, genetic discrimination, medical liability insurance, bioethics, obesity, organ donation, pharmaceuticals and vaccines.