Erin M. Gilmer
Attorney At Law
(512) 348-6550

Erin Gilmer is a health policy attorney and patient advocate active in the ePatient community, speaking around the country to provide a voice for those who struggle with health and economic issues.

She received her law degree from the University of Colorado Law School and was admitted to the State Bar of Texas in 2008. She spent her last year of studies at the prestigious University of Houston Health Law and Policy Institute. Ms. Gilmer graduated summa cum laude from the University of Colorado in 2005 with degrees in psychology and economics with an international emphasis and a minor in political science.

In her advocacy, Ms. Gilmer has previously served as an ePatient Scholar for Stanford University’s MedicineX conferences in 2012 and 2014. She has served as a patient reviewer for the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ). She has spoken around the country on patient panels including for the DiabetesMine Innovation Summit and Partnerships With Patients. 

As an attorney, Ms. Gilmer worked for the State of Texas, involved in the 2009 and 2011 legislative sessions focusing on issues such as expanding Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program in Texas as well as syringe exchange programs. She has worked for several non-profit organizations including Disability Rights Texas, Texas Legal Services Center, Alliance for Healthcare Representation, and Rocky Mountain Children’s Law Center. And in private practice concentrating on patient privacy and health information technology. She has also contributed to several publications including Health Law and Bioethics: Cases in Context and articles in the Journal of Experimental Psychology; Virginia Journal of Social Policy and Law; Journal of Medicine and Ethics; the Texas Bar Journal; and IBM developerWorks.

Erin Gilmer blogs at and can be found on Twitter @GilmerHealthLaw.