Natalie Tidwell

Position: Summer Intern
Email: ntidwell@dralegal.org
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Portrait of Natalie Tidwell
Portrait of Natalie Tidwell

Natalie is a Juris Doctorate/Master of Arts in Bioethics candidate at Emory University focusing in health law and Americans with Disabilities Act compliance. She is earning concentrations in Health Law and Civil Litigation under her Juris Doctorate. She serves as a Planning Committee member of the Emory Healthcare Ethics Consortium Ethics in Healthcare Conference, assisted in the programming of the 2024 session, “Promoting Inclusion of & Caring for Those in Marginalized Communities, and served as moderator for the panel discussion on promotion of medical autonomy of patients living in incarceration. In 2022, she co-authored a selected proposal for a $75,000 EPA Environmental Justice grant to provide asthma education to underserved youth in rural Alabama and subsequent presentation of research at the Association of Asthma Educators Annual Conference, Chattanooga, Tennessee, August 5 -7, 2022.

During her time at Emory, Natalie has been a member of first place team of 2023 Emory Global Health Institute Intramural Case Competition and third place team at 2023 Emory Global Health Institute Morningside International Case Competition. She served on the Case Writing team for the 2024 GHI Morningside Competition, writing a case on the interaction of Tuberculosis and Diabetes Mellitus in India on which over 30 teams prepared public health interventions. 

Natalie earned her B.A. in Philosophy in 2022 from Samford University, with minors in Medical Ethics, Political Science, and Russian. Natalie’s past research focuses include ethical implications of provider-parent relationships in the Neonatal ICU setting, historical and current healthcare disparities in rural Alabama, cultural and racial relations in the rural South, and theoretical justifications of patient autonomy in cases of physician-assisted suicide. 

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