Professor Sanford teaches Health Law both at the law school and the School of Public Health. Her research interests include health care delivery systems, health administration law, Medicare and Medicaid, comparative health law, and medical and administrative ethics.
Professor Sanford began her legal career as a law clerk for The Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She then served for six years as an Assistant Attorney General representing the University of Washington Medical Center, Harborview Medical Center and the UW's health sciences schools. Professor Sanford is a member of the Order of the Coif and is admitted to practice in Washington and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is the president of the Washington State Society of Healthcare Attorneys.