Regina DeSantis

Policy Advisor
Washington, DC

I help healthcare and life sciences clients navigate the dynamic and complex regulatory landscape.

Regina DeSantis is a policy advisor in the healthcare practice of Foley Hoag’s Administrative Law Department. In this role, Regina advises a broad range of healthcare providers, payers, and manufacturers on various regulatory and legislative strategies for coverage, reimbursement, and compliance issues.

Prior to joining Foley Hoag, Regina worked for Deloitte’s Center for Health Solutions, where she supported life sciences and healthcare practice leaders in their efforts to serve clients representing hospitals, health plans, government, and life science industry stakeholders. She has several years of health policy experience in the Washington, D.C. area, notably with coding and reimbursement issues while working for a physician trade association, performing data analytics for various Federal healthcare programs, and conducting oversight on government efforts to detect Medicare fraud as a graduate intern for the Senate Finance Committee.
Regina’s career in health policy began in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, where she focused on digital marketing efforts for hospitals and healthcare organizations. Before starting graduate school, she interned for Malta’s Directorate for Healthcare Information & Research, where she conducted research on policy reform to support elderly health needs. She earned her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree, with a concentration in health policy, from the George Washington University in 2015.


  • Washington College of Law, J.D., 2022
  • George Washington University, M.P.H., Health Policy, 2015
  • Wellesley College, B.A., 2012