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Government Experience

  • Federal Communications Commission—Attorney Advisor, Healthcare Connect Fund (2012-2013)
  • Department of Health & Human Services—Policy Analyst for Health Innovation (2013-2016)
  • The White House—Policy Advisor for Health Data, Office of CTO (2015-2016); Digital Service Expert, USDS (2016-2017)


  • University of California, Irvine, B.A. political science (2007)
  • University of Maryland School of Law, J.D. (2011) cum laude


  • Admitted in California Only
  • Practicing under the Supervision of D.C. Bar Members

Maya Uppaluru

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2518
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Maya Uppaluru is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office with the Digital Health Practice and Health Care Group and provides strategic, legal, and regulatory advice to a range of organizations at the forefront of health innovation, including providers, plans, large tech companies, startups, and venture capital.

Maya joined the White House in 2015, in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, launching President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative and serving as a policy advisor to the U.S. Chief Technology Officer, where she helped to shape national policies around health data interoperability and led public-private collaborations to facilitate better access to health data for medical research.

Maya has a track record of helping technologists successfully navigate complex regulations to achieve their design and product goals. Most recently, she was on the healthcare team at the United States Digital Service, which aims to improve the way government delivers services to the American people through better technology and user-centered design. Maya worked directly with engineers, data scientists, designers, and product managers on the launch of the All of Us Research Program at the National Institutes of Health. She also worked with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to improve data sharing with physicians participating in the Quality Payment Program, and transition Medicare from fee for service to value-based care under the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act. 

Previously, Maya served as a policy advisor at the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT, where she drafted regulations pertaining to patient access to health data and application programming interfaces and created the first program to link health IT policymakers directly with digital health startups and the venture capital community. Maya also served as an attorney advisor for the Healthcare Connect Fund at the Federal Communications Commission, working to expand access to broadband for rural health care providers to gain access to technology, including telemedicine and electronic health records.


Admitted to practice: California

Admitted in California only, practicing under the supervision of D.C. bar members.

Speeches & Presentations

  • "Digital Transformation: AI in Health Care," LCRA Conference (May 15-16, 2019). Panelists: Jodi G. Daniel and Maya Uppaluru.
  • "Transparency of Notice and Choice," IPLJ Symposium, New York, NY (September 21, 2018). Panelist: Maya Uppaluru.


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