Data Steward for Health Data

Leslie Pfeffer

Leslie Pfeffer

University HIPAA Privacy Officer

General Council and IU School of Medicine
980 Indiana Avenue, Suite 444
Indianapolis, IN


Leslie J. Pfeffer is the University HIPAA Privacy Officer and the Privacy Officer for the IU School of Medicine. Her major responsibilities involve the development and implementation of a University level HIPAA Privacy and Security Compliance Program. Leslie works with IU HIPAA Affected Areas, Internal Audit, and General Counsel’s Office, Research Compliance, UITS, the University Security Office and IU affiliates including IU Health, IU Health Physicians, Eskenazi and the VA. Leslie also investigates and reports any incidents involving protected health information.

Leslie earned a Bachelor of Science Degree from Ball State University, has over 37 years of experience in health care compliance and a CHP (Certified in Healthcare Privacy) credential from AHIMA. Leslie has worked at IU for over 22 years, prior to being named the University HIPAA Privacy Officer; she worked in Research Compliance, IUSM Office of Compliance Services and IU Hospitals’ Patient Accounts (when IU owned University and Riley Hospitals). She also has extensive experience with health care operations and compliance having worked in a practice management consulting group, a large cardiology practice, primary care network and hospital systems.