INNOVATIVE FIVE YEARS OF INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
FOR COMPLEX HEALTH CHALLENGES
SOLUTIONS FOR COMPLEX HEALTH CHALLENGES
OUR PAST, PRESENT, AND FUTURE
THE VISION OF HEALTH
THE IDEAL FOUNDERS: TIMOTHY AND LINDA O’NEILL
ADVANCING HEALTH THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF LAW
IN PROFILE: LAWRENCE O. GOSTIN
TRANSFORMING IDEAS INTO IMPACT 12 Case in Point: Legal Solutions in Health Reform 13 Case in Point: Global Tobacco Control 14 Case in Point: China Health Law Initiative 15 Case in Point: Developing the Capacity and Tools to Deliver New ARV-Based Prevention Products for HIV
IN PROFILE: GEORGETOWN LAW PROFESSORS
PILLARS OF PROGRESS
IN PROFILE: LEADERSHIP
STUDYING HEALTH LAW 24 Case in Point: Framework Convention on Global Health 25 Case in Point: Global Health and Human Rights Database
IN PROFILE: AFFILIATED FACULTY, SCHOLARS, AND DISTINGUISHED VISITORS
MASTERING HEALTH LAW 30 Case in Point: O’Neill Institute Annual Summer Program
IN PROFILE: FORMER COLLEAGUES
LOOKING TO THE FUTURE
DESIGN: AHLGRIM DESIGN GROUP PRINCIPAL PHOTOGRAPHY: SHIRA YUDKOFF
THE VISION OF HEALTH Vision can be defined in many ways—as foresight, concepts, ideas, imagination, predictions, dreams and more. But however you define it, Linda and Timothy O’Neill possessed it when they created the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law. Rather than simply putting their names on a building, the O’Neills chose to create a living organization that would combine their passions for the law and health in order to help improve peoples’ health the world over.
The O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law is designed to use the law to help achieve better health outcomes. Every member of the O’Neill Institute is passionate about— and committed to—helping secure the opportunity for everyone, everywhere to be healthy. WE BELIEVE THE BEST
WE FOSTER A CULTURE
WE STUDY ISSUES
solutions come from talented individuals working together in a healthy environment.
of inclusion, a passion for health—for ourselves and others—and a drive to create solutions that will bring about lasting change.
from multiple perspectives and then transform theoretical ideas into practical policy solutions that improve people’s health.
WE HAVE ACHIEVED MUCH, BUT WE KNOW THERE IS A GREAT DEAL MORE TO DO IN ORDER TO ACHIEVE OUR VISION FOR HEALTH.
LAWRENCE O. GOSTIN
OSCAR A. CABRERA
THE VISION FOR THE Oâ€™NEILL INSTITUTE rests upon the proposition that the law has been, and will remain, a fundamental tool for solving critical health problems in our local, national, and global communities. By contributing to a deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve health, the Oâ€™Neill Institute hopes to encourage key decision-makers in the public, private, and civil society sectors to employ the law as a positive tool to enable individuals and populations in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.
FOUNDERS OF THE O’NEILL INSTITUTE FOR NATIONAL AND GLOBAL HEALTH LAW
THE IDEAL FOUNDERS : TIMOTHY AND LINDA
O’NEILL Timothy and Linda O’Neill both graduated from Georgetown University in 1977—he from Georgetown Law and she from the School of Nursing & Health Studies. 4
MR. O’NEILL is the Global Co-Head of the
Investment Management Division and serves on the Management Committee at Goldman Sachs & Co. He joined Goldman Sachs in 1985 and became a partner in 1990. Tim is a Trustee of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and chairman of the Finance Committee. He also serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the National Museum of American History; a member of the Board of Directors of Georgetown University and chairman of the Committee on Medical Center Affairs; a member of the Board of Overseers of the Weill Cornell Medical College and Graduate School of Medical Sciences and chairman of the Business Finance Committee. MRS. O’NEILL has been affiliated with the
New York Hospital at Columbia University for many years. She worked as a pediatric nurse practitioner, did extensive development work for the hospital, and served on many professional committees. Mrs. O’Neill was a member of the Board of Regents at Georgetown University and chaired the Board of Visitors for the School of Nursing and Health Studies. She continues to give back to her community by volunteering
with a variety of organizations, including Volunteers of America and several local civic and school boards. Mrs. O’Neill is currently a member of the Board of Directors for Greenwich Academy and co-chairs its “Campaign for the Future.” She is also a member of the Board of Directors for the New York Foundling, an organization she has had strong affiliations with for many years as chair of the Development and Communications Committee. The O’Neills were instrumental in establishing the Mott Haven Academy Charter School in the Fall of 2008, which is located in the South Bronx. Mott Haven Academy is uniquely designed to meet the needs of at-risk students who are currently in the foster care and child welfare system. Mr. and Mrs. O’Neill are the trustees of the Linda and Timothy O’Neill Foundation. In 2001, the O’Neills made a leadership-level naming gift for the O’Neill Law Alumni Center in the Eric E. Hotung International Law Center Building. They are also supporters of Georgetown University School of Nursing & Health Studies, to which they donated the O’Neill Family Foundation Clinical Simulation Center in St. Mary’s Hall and scholarship programs. The O’Neills have four children, Max, Katherine, Nicholas, and Jacqueline.
“WE WANTED TO ESTABLISH AN INSTITUTE TO STUDY THE MOST IMPORTANT GLOBAL HEALTH ISSUES AND TO PROVIDE INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS. GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY WAS THE PERFECT LOCATION FOR THE INSTITUTE BECAUSE OF THE DEPTH OF INTELLECTUAL RESOURCES ON GLOBAL HEALTH UNDER THE LEADERSHIP OF PROFESSOR GOSTIN.” TIMOTHY & LINDA O’NEILL
ADVANCING HEALTH THROUGH THE PRACTICE OF LAW There are many serious health challenges facing the nation and the world. But medicine is not the only weapon in the arsenal. At the O’Neill Institute, we believe the law can play a meaningful role in changing public health around the world—and it is the goal of the Institute to ensure that it does so. By creating new ideas and applying existing concepts in new ways, the O’Neill Institute aims to find innovative solutions to the most pressing health concerns facing the nation and the world. Many academic institutions are focused solely on scholarship. But at the O’Neill Institute, we believe that there is often a gap between research and real-world solutions. We have developed a three-pronged approach to close this gap: • SCHOLARSHIP. We develop innovative solutions with world-class scholarship. 6
• RESEARCH PROJECTS. We translate and apply the research to create real world
policy solutions. • CAPACITY BUILDING. We teach future leaders how to apply the research and policies and
how to use legal tools to improve health.
RIGOROUS RESEARCH. PRACTICAL IMPACT. Scholarship, policy and practice are inextricably intertwined—and solutions may begin or end in any one area. Our unique approach transforms ideas into solutions that have an impact on the worlds’ health:
STUDYING COMPLEX CHALLENGES
TRANSFORMING IDEAS INTO IMPACT
NURTURING FUTURE LEADERS
THE INTERSECTION OF LAW AND HEALTH For any society to thrive, the two most essential components are the law and health. A strong sense of the rule of law enables people to feel safe going about their daily business. Similarly, physical and mental health is necessary for individuals to be their most productive.
Though many individuals may not realize it, these two critical components are also intrinsically linked. By contributing to a more powerful and deeper understanding of the multiple ways in which law can be used to improve health, the O’Neill Institute hopes to advance scholarship, research, and teaching that will encourage key decisionmakers in the public, private, and civil society sectors to employ the law as a positive tool for enabling more people in the United States and throughout the world to lead healthier lives.
“WE COMBINE THE VERY BEST SCHOLARSHIP WITH REAL INFLUENCE ON THE WORLD.” LAWRENCE O. GOSTIN
THEMATIC AREAS The O’Neill Institute’s research program is currently organized around seven broad thematic categories that span multiple areas. Our unique contribution to each is our ability to articulate and develop evidence-based laws and policies that are critical to enacting effective and sustainable public health policy. Each thematic area is currently at a different stage of maturity within the institute and in terms of national and global visibility. For example, while non-communicable diseases are not new, the nascent global NCD movement is. We categorize our work as follows:
FOOD AND DRUG LAW Supporting the development of effective food and drug laws. The scope of our research includes food, drugs, biologics, and tobacco.
GLOBAL HEALTH GOVERNANCE Examining the role of international law in protecting and promoting positive health outcomes at a global level, in particular moving toward a Framework Convention on Global Health.
HEALTHCARE Studying how legal systems affect provision of healthcare, including legislative health reforms, development of model health legislation, and comparative analyses.
HEALTH AND HUMAN RIGHTS Examining the relationship between international human rights law and health outcomes, in particular the impact of litigation.
INFECTIOUS DISEASES Focusing on legal, regulatory, and policy responses to HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. This area also includes the development and implementation of legal preparedness instruments, such as the World Health Organization’s International Health Regulations.
NON-COMMUNICABLE DISEASES Exploring the relevance of the law to non-communicable diseases, which are now the leading cause of morbidity and mortality in the world.
TRADE, INVESTMENT, AND HEALTH Facilitating the development of health laws and regulations that respond to potential effects from trade and investment agreements.
O’NEILL INSTITUTE IN PROFILE
LAWRENCE O. GOSTIN FACULTY DIRECTOR FOUNDING O’NEILL CHAIR IN GLOBAL HEALTH LAW
POSITIONS HELD Faculty Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law Founding Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill Professor of Global Health Law University Professor, Georgetown University Director, World Health Organization Collaborating Center on Public Health Law & Human Rights
WHO Director-General’s Advisory Committee on Reforming the World Health Organization INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC AND PROFESSIONAL APPOINTMENTS Visiting Professor (Faculty of Medical Sciences) and Research Fellow (Centre for Socio-Legal Studies) at the University of Oxford, United Kingdom Claude Leon Foundation Distinguished Scholar and Visiting Professor, University of Witwatersrand Johannesburg, South Africa Governing Board of Directors, Consortium of Universities for Global Health International Health Regulations Roster of Experts and the Expert Advisory Panel on Mental Health, World Health Organization Lifetime Member of the Institute of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences, the Council of Foreign Relations, and the Hastings Center
An internationally acclaimed scholar with a long and distinguished career in the United States and globally, Professor Gostin is University Professor, Georgetown University’s highest academic rank conferred by the University President. He is the faculty director of the O’Neill Institute and was the Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law. Professor Gostin holds numerous editorial appointments in prestigious academic journals. Professor Gostin has been recognized with many prominent awards throughout the world. The Institute of Medicine awarded him the Adam Yarmolinsky Medal for distinguished service to further its mission of science and health. He received the Public Health Law Association’s Distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award “in recognition of a career devoted to using law to improve the public’s health” presented at the CDC. In the United Kingdom, he received the Rosemary Delbridge Memorial Award from the National Consumer Council for the person “who has most influenced Parliament and government to act for the welfare of society.” Professor Gostin has led major law reform initiatives in the US, including the Model Emergency Health Powers Act to combat bioterrorism and the “Turning Point” Model State Public Health Act. He is also leading a drafting team on public health law for the World Health Organization. Professor Gostin founded, together with civil society partners from around the world, The Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health (JALI)—a global campaign for a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) based on the human right to health. The United Nations General Secretary, Ban Ki Moon, supported Professor Gostin’s proposal for a global health treaty. Michel Sidibé, Director of UNAIDS, has also called for state ratification of the FCGH. Professor Gostin’s most prominent books are: Global Health Law (Harvard University Press, 2014); Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (University of California Press, 2nd 2d 2008); and Law and the Health System (Casebook Series, Foundation Press, 2014).
“I HAVE NEVER SEEN A GROUP OF SMARTER, MORE PASSIONATE, COMMITTED PEOPLE THAT WILL DO ANYTHING TO HELP IMPROVE PEOPLE’S HEALTH AROUND THE WORLD.”
PHOTO: MURRAY HARRIS PHOTOGRAPHY
LAWRENCE O. GOSTIN
TRANSFORMING IDEAS INTO IMPACT BRIDGING THE GAP
Those in public policy are in the business of solutions, requiring laws and strategies that are both groundbreaking and feasible. We labor to bridge the gap between the public, private and civil society sectors and the intellectual capital of academia—translating rich academic analysis into innovative, yet practical, solutions with the ability to achieve positive health outcomes. We have helped change numerous laws in ways that improved the health of people in the US and around the world.
While we pride ourselves on developing thoughtful and innovative analysis, a core tenet of our mission is to have a measurable impact on the health of individuals in the United States and around the world. Consequently, we use reflective problem solving to expand on and translate complex analysis into the strategies and potential policies we believe can—and should—be enacted. In its short life, the O’Neill Institute has gained a reputation as a place that can develop solutions to real world health challenges. Whether building a litigation database, as we did for global health and human rights law, developing strategies for tobacco control, addressing legal barriers to domestic health reform, or examining global governance for health, the Institute tackles issues large and small that will help in developing new health laws, setting precedents for litigating health cases, and developing innovative policies for solving critical health issues.
PARTNERING FOR SUCCESS The O’Neill Institute responds to urgent health problems by engaging in projects with external partners. We have worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Campaign for TobaccoFree Kids, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Open Society Foundations, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the US Food and Drug Administration, the World Health Organization, policymakers on Capitol Hill, legal scholars and doctors from around the world, as well as many other international organizations, academic institutions, and NGOs. As each project is unique, so too is the expertise required. We seek out the right experts within— and beyond—the University to ensure we are providing the best solutions to the given challenges.
DIRECT ACCESS TO LAWMAKERS Located at the foot of Capitol Hill, steps away from the Supreme Court, the O’Neill Institute has unparalleled access to those who make the laws and those who interpret them in the United States. Additionally, the Institute regularly collaborates with public policymakers, helping them to frame and advance health conversations. The O’Neill Institute has also gained a reputation around the world as a leading center for health law. Institute initiatives have been presented before the United Nations, to the World Health Organization—and to many leaders and leading organizations around the globe.
“ THE INSTITUTE USES LOCATION REALLY WELL. THEY UNDERSTAND WHAT’S RELEVANT TO POLICYMAKERS AND HELP THEM SEE THE INTERSECTION OF LAW AND HEALTH.” JOHN T. MONAHAN FOUNDING EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
RESEARCH: TRANSFORMING IDEAS INTO IMPACT
CASE IN POINT
LEGAL SOLUTIONS IN HEALTH REFORM OVERVIEW
With generous funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and in partnership with Georgetown Law’s Harrison Institute for Public Law, the Legal Solutions in Health Reform project paved the road toward improved health care for the nation by providing stakeholders with both a concise analysis of the complex legal issues relating to health reform and a clear articulation of the range of solutions available.
This project focused solely on examining workable solutions for the critical legal issues pertaining to health reform—executive authority, constitutional takings, discrimination, among others. The resulting papers were designed to serve as a resource for elected officials and their staff, attorneys in executive and legislative branch agencies, policymakers, and other key players working on health reform. Read into the record in Congress, quoted in the Supreme Court, our scholarship has helped to ensure the passage and survival of the Affordable Care Act. PHASE TWO In response to the national debates around health reform proposals (which would become the Affordable Care Act), the Legal Solutions project received additional funding from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation to continue analysis on emerging legal issues. This phase of the project tracked proposed legislation and identified recurring potential legal issues. The O’Neill Institute concurrently launched a blog, “Legal Issues in Health Reform,” as a venue for more extensive analysis of legal issues that first appeared in the media. Discussion topics included rebuttals to arguments that Congress lacks the constitutional authority to enact major components of reform proposals now moving through Congress; whether the individual mandate is a tax; federalism and procedural due process; and a response to the proposed legislation amending health insurance anti-trust laws.
CASE IN POINT
GLOBAL TOBACCO CONTROL
Tobacco use is arguably one of the greatest public health threats facing the world today. If left unchecked, it will kill 1 billion people this century. The majority of these deaths will occur in developing countries. Supported by the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids as part of the Bloomberg Initiative to Reduce Tobacco Use, the O’Neill Institute’s efforts in tobacco control uses the law as a tool to help reduce global tobacco use. We examine emerging trends in tobacco control policies, legislation and litigation, and link research with policy discussions around the world. USING LITIGATION TO ADVANCE TOBACCO CONTROL
LINKING TOBACCO CONTROL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Litigation is a key tool in tobacco control. The O’Neill Institute’s activities include advising health advocates, public agencies, and governments in their response to industry challenges, creating and supporting litigation strategies, and translating research into potential policies for leaders around the world. The institute also engages with courts through the development of amicus briefs—tools that offer courts additional information to assist in deciding a pending matter. Amicus briefs can be very effective in supporting tobacco control efforts at the national and regional levels. For example, Peru’s Constitutional Tribunal recently upheld the constitutionality of the country’s reformed smoke-free law based on the O’Neill Institute’s recommendations.
The O’Neill Institute has been a pioneer in the efforts to connect tobacco control litigation with international human rights law, contributing to the promotion of more effective tobacco control policies. We analyze tobacco control policies, legislation, and litigation to promote greater protection of the right to health in the face of the tobacco epidemic. These efforts can support the work of advocates in this field. From this perspective, the O’Neill Institute has used shadow reports—channels to participate in the revision of country compliance with human rights obligations—to deepen the connection between human rights obligations and tobacco control.
RESEARCH: TRANSFORMING IDEAS INTO IMPACT
CASE IN POINT
CHINA HEALTH LAW INITIATIVE
China’s much-noted economic trajectory over the past decades has lifted 400 million individuals out of poverty and contributed to what a former World Bank president called “the greatest increase in wealth for the largest number of people in the shortest time in the history of mankind.” China is now the world’s second largest economic power and its spending decisions will shape the course of the global economy. However, China’s economic ascendency has wrought major health challenges. The China Health Law Initiative, a collaboration between the O’Neill Institute, the Law-Asia Program at Georgetown Law, and Chinese partners, seeks to promote dialogue and exchange between the US and China on health law as a tool for improving the public’s health and welfare.
KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER ACROSS CULTURES As part of this initiative, the O’Neill Institute provides legal and policy consultancy on the US health law system, participates in joint research efforts local partners, and provides platforms for stakeholders to discuss local policies on workrelated insurance regulations and drug labeling rules to increase legal awareness. Since Fall 2011, the O’Neill Institute has a visiting scholar program with the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration to host two officials each semester for comparative study on food and drug regulations. We are currently in discussions to expand this program to the China Food and Drug Law Administration.
CASE IN POINT
DEVELOPING THE CAPACITY AND TOOLS TO DELIVER NEW ARV-BASED PREVENTION PRODUCTS FOR HIV OVERVIEW
Despite major improvements in the prevention and treatment of HIV, the prevalence of individuals living with and becoming infected by the disease remains unacceptably high. Over 35 million people are currently living with HIV with approximately 2 million new infections each year. With generous support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the O’Neill Institute and a coalition of global partners are examining the use of antiretroviral (ARV) drugs for HIV prevention. In particular, the project aims to establish whether pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can be a new prevention tool for countries in their respective responses to combat HIV. BRINGING STAKEHOLDERS TOGETHER
COUNTRY OWNED, COUNTRY LED RESPONSES
In addition to assessing policy solutions, the O’Neill Institute acts as a neutral convener. Under the direction of Mark Dybul, the institute has partnered with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM), Imperial College London, the World Health Organization, and UNAIDS to bring all stakeholders together to discuss ways forward in a strategic and inclusive manner. To engender meaningful and sustained dialogue, we have held numerous consultations throughout the world with policymakers, researchers, affected populations, civil society, normative bodies, faith communities, health providers, and donors.
Aligned with the principle of country ownership—that countries must be full partners in their development—the O’Neill Institute and partners seek to provide objective, evidence-based, behavioral, social, and epidemiological research to assist countries with their decisionmaking processes. For example, researchers at LSHTM and Imperial College have been working with countries to model the potential impact of PrEP and other ARV-based technologies within a comprehensive HIV prevention strategy. Due, in part, to these efforts, demonstration projects are being explored in Kenya, India, Nigeria, and South Africa.
O’NEILL INSTITUTE IN PROFILE: GEORGETOWN LAW PROFESSORS
PHOTO: SAM HOLLENSHEAD
Justice William J. Brennan, Jr. Professor of Law
Lisa Heinzerling’s specialties include environmental and natural resources law, administrative law, the economics of regulation, and food and drug law. Among her many prolific appointments, she served as Senior Climate Policy Counsel to the Administrator of the US Environmental Protection Agency, and as Associate Administrator of EPA’s Office of Policy. Professor Heinzerling litigated prominent cases in environmental law—serving as lead author of the winning briefs in Massachusetts v. EPA, which has been ranked as the most significant case in all of environmental law.
NAN HUNTER Associate Dean, Graduate Programs | Professor of Law
Nan Hunter began her legal career at the ACLU, transitioning to academia at Brooklyn Law School. She has served as Deputy General Counsel for the US Department of Health and Human Services, and also as a member of the President’s Advisory Commission on Consumer Protection and Quality in the Health Care Industry. Dean Hunter has served as Interim Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute, and was appointed Associate Dean for Georgetown’s LL.M. and SJD programs in 2011. Her primary areas of research are health law and state regulation of sexuality and gender.
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Professor of Law | Director, Center for the Advancement of the Rule of Law in the Americas
Joseph Page’s academic work is focused on torts, products liability, and food, drug and cosmetics regulation. He is co-director of the Products Liability Study, part of the Common Core of European Private Law Project. Professor Page has advocated for consumer product safety and workplace health and safety before Congress and in the national media, served on the Board of Directors of Public Citizen, and is the faculty advisor to the Stabile Graduate Law Fellow. He has also written extensive texts on Latin America – Brazil and Argentina, in particular.
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Professor of Law | Director, Harrison Institute for Public Law
Robert Stumberg’s areas of expertise include the impact of trade agreements on government authority. His previous work has covered legislation, economic development, community lending, and housing policy. He has served as Policy Director of the Center for Policy Alternatives in Washington DC and sits on numerous boards of directors, including the Center for the Study of the Legal Services; the AALS Section on Legislation, and the DC Housing Action Council.
ALLYN TAYLOR Visiting Professor of Law | Adjunct Professor of International Relations, John Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies
Among her many achievements, Allyn Taylor initiated the idea of a global treaty on tobacco with the late Professor Ruth Roemer. This idea became the basis for the World Health Organization’s Framework Convention on Tobacco Control. She has been legal consultant for a number of organizations, including The World Bank, the World Health Organization, the Organization of American States, and Realizing Rights: The Equitable Globalization Initiative and the International Union Against Cancer.
DAVID VLADECK Professor of Law | Co-Director, Institute for Public Representation
David Vladeck recently returned to Georgetown Law after serving as the Director of the US Federal Trade Commission’s Bureau of Consumer Protection. He led the Bureau’s work to protect consumers from unfair, deceptive or fraudulent practices. He spent more than 25 years with Public Citizen Litigation Group, working on complex litigation. He has argued numerous cases before the US Supreme Court, federal courts of appeal, and state courts of last resort. He frequently testifies before Congress and writes on topics such as administrative law, preemption, and the First Amendment.
TIMOTHY WESTMORELAND Visiting Professor of Law | Senior Scholar, O’Neill Institute | Research Professor of Public Policy, Georgetown University
Previously, Timothy Westmoreland was the Director of the Medicaid program in the US Department of Health and Human Services. He also served as Counsel to the Subcommittee on Health and the Environment in the US House of Representatives. He was counsel to the Advisory Committee on Tobacco Policy and Public Health and an advisor to the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. He has worked on public health and health finance policy throughout his career.
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Professor of Law
Kathryn Zeiler’s research focuses on health care law and economics, medical malpractice liability and insurance, disclosure regulation, experimental economics, and behavioral law and economics. Professor Zeiler has been a Visiting Professor at NYU and Harvard Law Schools and has been a Senior Academic Fellow at Harvard Law School’s PetrieFlom Center. She is on the board of directors of the American Law and Economics Association and a member of the Max Planck Institute’s Scientific Review Board for Research on Collective Goods.
PILLARS OF PROGRESS
Linda and Timothy O’Neill give $10 million to establish the Linda and Timothy O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown University.
In partnership with the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland, the O’Neill Institute launches an LL.M. program in Global Health Law and International Institutions.
The World Health Organization (WHO), O’Neill Institute, and other collaborating universities launch the training course on the International Health Regulations (IHR i-Course).
Under the leadership of Professor Kathryn Zeiler the O’Neill Institute launches the annual Empirical Health Law Conference.
APRIL 19 O’Neill Institute is formally launched at its Inaugural Symposium at Georgetown Law.
JUNE As part of the O’Neill Institute’s project on the delivery and implementation of pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention, the Institute and collaborating partners convene the first regional consultation in West Africa in Dakar, Senegal.
FALL O’Neill Institute accepts its inaugural class of Global Health LL.M. candidates with students from the United States, Nigeria, South Africa, Australia, and Canada.
2008 FALL Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, US National Institutes of Health, opens the first session of the O’Neill Institute Colloquium, now an annual course offering.
OCTOBER O’Neill Institute co-hosts the Global Health Diplomacy Conference with the Fogarty Scholars in Residence: Exploring New Frontiers in Science program as part of the commemoration of the 40th Anniversary of the John E. Fogarty International Center.
Designed for policymakers and practitioners, the IHR i-Course’s primary objectives are to strengthen critical human resources engaged to set up and manage systems for securing global public health under the IHR implementation framework and to develop communication capacities for efficient international collaboration.
DECEMBER In the midst of the national debate on health reform, the O’Neill Institute’s paper on the constitutionality of individual mandates to purchase health insurance is read into the record of the US Senate as support for the proposed Affordable Care Act. The paper was part of the institute’s Legal Solutions in Health Reform project. As part of the World Health Organization Task Force on Ethics and Tuberculosis, the O’Neill Institute presents its findings on ethical issues at the annual meeting of the International Union for Tuberculosis and Lung Disease.
JULY O’Neill Institute presents joint report before UN Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), “Challenges in the Prevention and Reduction of Women’s Tobacco Use in Argentina.”
OCTOBER October 2010 In collaboration with the Pan-American Health Organization, the O’Neill Institute releases, “Supporting the Implementation of Mental Health Policies in the Americas: A Human Rights Law-Based Approach.”
The United Nations General Secretary, Ban Ki Moon notes his support for O’Neill Institute’s foundational proposal for a global health treaty.
O’Neill Institute submits amicus brief to the World Trade Organization in the matter of United States— Measures Affecting the Production and Sale of Clove Cigarettes.
JULY As part of the Institute’s global tobacco control project, the Peruvian Constitutional Tribunal upholds the constitutionality of its national smoke-free law, highlighting recommendations from the amicus brief submitted by the O’Neill Institute.
AUGUST O’Neill Institute launches its Trade, Investment, and Health Initiative, which aims to bridge the gap between public health and international trade and investment law. The initiative is focused on the effects of trade and investment agreements on domestic regulatory autonomy.
FALL O’Neill Institute launches its annual experiential learning course at Georgetown Law. Experiential learning courses allow students to engage in legal work, take initiative, make decisions, and be accountable for the results, reflect on and analyze what they experienced and learn from the consequences, mistakes, and successes. As part of the China Health Law Initiative, the O’Neill Institute establishes a visiting scholar program with the Shanghai Food and Drug Administration (SHFDA) to host officials each semester for comparative study on food and drug regulations.
OCTOBER 2011 US Food and Drug Administration partners with Georgetown University (Medical Center and the O’Neill Institute) to establish a first of its kind Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI). In collaboration with the Medical Center, the O’Neill Institute will focus on strengthening science and training needed to modernize and improve the ways drugs and medical devices are reviewed and evaluated.
APRIL With Georgetown Law’s Human Rights Institute and in in partnership with Amnesty International USA and the Center for Reproductive Rights, the O’Neill Institute co-sponsors the annual Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights—Maternal Health and Human Rights: National and Global Perspectives.
JUNE O’Neill Institute launches its annual Summer Program. Open to lawyers and non-lawyers, this intensive summer course convenes practitioners, policymakers, advocates and leading academics in global health to learn the foundations of global health law and governance.
JULY The O’Neill Institute began a two-year research with American Cancer Society. The project is funded by the Bloomberg Initiative to reduce Tobacco Use and examines links between trade, investment, and tobacco control policies.
2013 JUNE O’Neill Institute launches the National HIV/AIDS Initiative, under the leadership of Jeffrey Crowley, former Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and Senior Advisor on Disability Policy for President Barack Obama.
JUNE O’Neill Institute holds its second Summer Program on non-communicable diseases and the law with participants from every region of the world.
OCTOBER The O’Neill Institute and partners launch the Global Health and Human Rights Database, an open-access repository of health and human rights-based litigation, constitutions, and international instruments from around the world.
O’NEILL INSTITUTE IN PROFILE: LEADERSHIP
OSCAR A. CABRERA Executive Director | Visiting Professor, Georgetown Law
Oscar A. Cabrera is the Executive Director of the O’Neill Institute. He works on projects with the World Health Organization, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids, among others. His research interests focus on health and human rights, sexual and reproductive rights, global tobacco litigation and health systems law and policy. Previously, he was a Research Associate with Professor Colleen Flood at the University of Toronto and the Institute of Health Services and Policy Research.
SUSAN C. KIM Deputy Director
Susan C. Kim is the Deputy Director of the O’Neill Institute. She began at the institute as a law fellow in 2008 and has worked on a number of projects with organizations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, World Health Organization, and the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Trained in law, public health, and business, Susan’s research interests include infectious disease control and prevention, food and drug law, and public-private partnerships.
JEFFREY CROWLEY Program Director, National HIV/AIDS Initiative | Distinguished Scholar
Jeffrey Crowley is the Program Director of the National HIV/AIDS Initiative and Distinguished Scholar. He is a widely recognized expert on HIV/AIDS and disability policy. Prior to his appointment to Georgetown, he served as the Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy and Senior Advisor on Disability Policy for President Barack Obama. There, he led the development of the first National HIV/AIDS Strategy. He also coordinated disability policy development for the Domestic Policy Council and worked on the team that spearheaded the development and implementation of the Affordable Care Act.
MARK DYBUL Co-Director, Global Health Law Program | Distinguished Scholar
Mark Dybul is on leave as he serves as the Executive Director of the Global Fund for AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. At O’Neill, he was codirector of the Global Health Law Program and Distinguished Scholar. Concurrently, he was a Global Health Fellow at the George W. Bush Institute and Senior Counselor for the Global Business Coalition on HIV, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Mark served as the US Global AIDS Coordinator from 2006 to the beginning of the Obama Administration. There, he led the implementation of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), the largest initiative in history for a single disease.
TANYA BAYTOR Global Health Law LL.M. Program Director | Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law
Tanya Baytor directs the Global Health Law LL.M. Programs at Georgetown Law. She has also worked on several O’Neill Institute research projects with the World Health Organization, the World Bank, and the InterAmerican Heart Foundation. Her research examines various health law related fields, such as the intersection between global health and human rights, non-communicable diseases, and access to medicines. Prior to her appointment to Georgetown, Tanya worked as an Associate at the Canadian law firm Torys LLP.
MICHELE FORZLEY Senior Scholar | Career and Externships Advisor
Michele Forzley is a Senior Scholar and Career and Externships Advisor. Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, she was a Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Health Law Institute at Widener University School of Law. She is a recognized global health law practitioner in the area of health sector reform informed by legislation with a special emphasis on good governance, regulatory capacity development, and regulation of the private health and pharmaceutical sectors.
BENN MCGRADY Project Director of the Trade, Investment and Health Initiative Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law
Benn McGrady directs the Initiative on Trade, Investment and Health. His research examines the intersection of public international law and health. He has advised public health bodies, foreign governments, and inter-governmental organizations on various aspects of public international law, international trade and investment agreements for domestic public health measures, and on legal issues concerning the WHO Framework Convention on Tobacco Control.
MICHAEL TEMPLEMAN Director, New Initiatives
Michael Templeman is the Director of New Initiatives. Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, he served as Director of MBA Admissions at Georgetown’s McDonough School of Business and helped launch the now nationally recognized MBA Evening Program. Michael also served as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi, East Africa, where he worked on Community Health and HIV/AIDS initiatives.
STUDYING HEALTH LAW
AT HOME IN GEORGETOWN LAW
Georgetown’s law school enrolled its first class in 1870. Today, Georgetown Law boasts the nation’s top-ranked clinical program, joint degree and advanced degree programs, world-renowned centers and institutes, an Office of Public Interest and Community Service, and a diverse curriculum rivaling that of any major law school. The tradition of Georgetown’s first graduating class is echoed today in our approximately 40,000 alumni around the world.
When attempting to solve any challenge, the first step is to gain a comprehensive understanding of the issues involved. This requires studying the challenge from multiple perspectives as well as from multiple disciplines. The O’Neill Institute draws on the intellectual capital of Georgetown Law, the Georgetown School of Nursing and Health Studies, the Georgetown Medical Center, the McCourt School of Public Policy, the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, the McDonough School of Business, and many other constituents of Georgetown University. And as a leading research institution, the O’Neill Institute can call on experts the world over to help further our research.
A BROAD VISION OF HEALTH Since our inception in 2007, we have become accustomed to breaking new ground. Not only has the Institute pushed the envelope of what is expected from law institutes, but it has also helped redefine what health law truly is and what it can accomplish. Our work extends beyond the narrow vision of health law that focuses solely on health care as an industry or on scientific endeavor. From fighting diseases to protecting the environment, and from access to healthcare to food and drug regulation—and beyond, we have helped to demonstrate that the law can be an effective tool for advancing the health of individuals the world over.
“ THE O’NEILL INSTITUTE IS REMARKABLE IN SO MANY WAYS BUT THE ONE THAT COMES FIRST TO MIND IS THAT IT ACHIEVES WHAT SO MANY UNIVERSITIES CLAIM TO ASPIRE TO: THE SEAMLESS COOPERATION AND COORDINATION BETWEEN DEPARTMENTS WORKING TOWARDS A CRITICAL PUBLIC SERVICE MISSION. THE SYNERGY BETWEEN CONSTITUENT DEPARTMENTS AND PEOPLE ALL WITHIN A GREAT RESEARCH INSTITUTION IS TRULY SPECTACULAR.” SAM HALABI LAW FELLOW 2008-2010
SCHOLARSHIP: STUDYING HEALTH LAW
CASE IN POINT
FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON GLOBAL HEALTH SUMMARY
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The founding idea of the O’Neill Institute presented by Professor Lawrence Gostin at the Investiture of the O’Neill Chair was for a Framework Convention on Global Health (FCGH) based on the human right to health. THE FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON GLOBAL HEALTH
A RAWLSIAN THOUGHT EXPERIMENT
Despite enormous scientific advances, much of the world’s population continues to suffer and die from preventable diseases. Health has become the starkest illustration of global inequality. To promote and fulfill the unrealized but not unrealizable human right to health, a global coalition of civil society and academia is collaborating on a Joint Action and Learning Initiative on National and Global Responsibilities for Health (JALI). JALI’s goal is to secure a global health treaty that would, for the first time, express a shared vision for global public health.
In his book, Global Health Law, (Harvard University Press, 2014) Gostin offers a thought experiment showing the power of global health with justice. He posits that what every human being desires and needs is to wake up in the morning: turn on the tap and have clean water, eat nutritious food, breath clean air, and be free from filth and disease-bearing pests such as malarialinfected mosquitoes. That is the human dream sought by the FCGH.
In April 2011, the United Nations General Secretary, Ban Ki Moon, supported the O’Neill Institute’s foundational proposal for a global health treaty: “Let the AIDS response be a beacon of global solidarity for health as a human right and set the stage for a future United Nations Framework Convention on Global Health.”
CASE IN POINT
The Global Health and Human Rights Database (globalhealthrights.org) is the first online, open-access, and fully searchable repository of health and human rights-based litigation, national constitutions, and regional and international instruments. Conceived in partnership with the World Health Organization, it was developed by the O’Neill Institute and Lawyers Collective, in collaboration with partners worldwide. The Database features materials from more than 80 countries, providing plain-language summaries and original translations of case law previously unavailable in English. It is designed to be a resource for students, academics, advocates, and practitioners interested in jurisprudence at the intersection of health and human rights. FORMAL LAUNCH The Database was formally launched on October 24, 2013 at the United Nations Headquarters during the 68th session of the UN General Assembly. Anand Grover, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Health and the Director of the HIV/AIDS Unit at Lawyers Collective, emphasized the importance of the Database in providing civil society— particularly in the developing world—with free online access to legal materials.
O’NEILL INSTITUTE IN PROFILE: AFFILIATED FACULTY, SCHOLARS, AND DISTINGUISHED VISITORS The following individuals represent only a small selection of our many affiliated faculty, scholars, and distinguished visitors.
GIAN LUCA BURCI Distinguished Visitor
Gian Luca Burci is Legal Counsel at the World Health Organization, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the Graduate Institute in Geneva, Switzerland. Previously, he served as Legal Officer at the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna and in the United Nations Secretariat in New York for nearly a decade. Mr. Burci’s areas of expertise are in international law and international organizations as well as governance and law related to international health.
BETTE JACOBS Senior Scholar
HOWARD FEDEROFF Senior Scholar
Howard Federoff is the Executive Vice President for Health Sciences at Georgetown University and Executive Dean of the School of Medicine. Prior to his appointment at Georgetown, Dr. Federoff held a number of leadership appointments at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. Dr. Federoff’s research interests include gene therapy and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and prion diseases.
ANAND GROVER Distinguished Visitor
Anand Grover is the United Nations Special Rapporteur on the right to health and Director the HIV/AIDS Unit at the Lawyers Collective in India (which he co-founded). He has litigated hundreds of HIV oriented cases in India on issues ranging from discrimination to access to medicines. Among his many accomplishments, Mr. Grover serves as a member of various renowned health boards, such as the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative.
Bette Jacobs is a professor in the Department of Health Systems Administration at Georgetown’s School of Nursing & Health Studies. From 1999-2010, she served as the school’s dean. During her tenure as dean, Professor Jacobs was responsible for many important developments at NHS, including a major renovation of St. Mary’s Hall, the opening of the Discovery Center, and a significant expansion of the school’s research portfolio.
JOHN D. KRAEMER Scholar
John Kraemer is an assistant professor at Georgetown’s School of Nursing & Health Studies’ Department of Health Systems Administration, an O’Neill Institute Scholar, an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law, and affiliated with the School of Foreign Service’s African Studies Program. Professor Kraemer’s work focuses on the improvement of public health policy through evidence-based and normative approaches.
NICOLA ROXON Distinguished Visitor
BERNHARD LIESE Senior Scholar
Bernhard Liese is chair of the Department of International Health at Georgetown’s School of Nursing & Health Studies. He is an expert in the field of health and development. His area of concentration is in globalization and health and tropical diseases. Previously, he was at the World Bank, where he worked in various policy and management functions, including senior advisor for human development, director of the health services department, and principal tropical-disease specialist.
Nicola Roxon is a former Attorney-General of Australia and member of the Australian House of Representatives. During her tenure, she undertook major reforms to Australia’s public hospital, primary care, and preventative health systems. For her world-renowned accomplishments in tobacco control, Ms. Roxon was awarded the World Health Organization Director-General’s Special Recognition Certificate.
MICHAEL A. STOTO Senior Scholar
Michael A. Stoto is a Professor of Health Systems Administration and Population Health at Georgetown and a Senior Scholar in Residence at AcademyHealth. His research includes methodological topics in epidemiology and statistics including research synthesis/ meta-analysis, community health assessment, evaluation methods, and performance measurement. His substantive research interests include public health practice, especially with regard to emergency preparedness, drug and vaccine safety, infectious disease policy, and ethical issues in research and public health practice.
ALAN MORELLI LOUIS M. WEINER Distinguished Visitor
Alan Morelli is Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board of Directors of OptimisCorp. Previously, he served as Managing Director of Analog Ventures. He also founded Precise Exercise Equipment and Fitness Innovations & Technologies. He is an expert in a multitude of business topics, including developments in corporate law relating to mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, e-commerce, media, technology and the development and protection of intellectual property rights.
Louis M. Weiner is Director of the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chair of the Department of Oncology, Associate Vice President of Georgetown University Medical Center, and Clinical Director of Cancer Services at Georgetown University Hospital. He is responsible for the operation and development of the cancer center. An internationally recognized medical oncologist specializing in the treatment in gastrointestinal cancers, Dr. Weiner is also an accomplished researcher developing novel immunotherapy treatments in his laboratory.
BUILDING LEGAL CAPACITY
MASTERING HEALTH LAW THE PREMIER CENTER FOR HEALTH LAW
Georgetown Law offers graduate students a unique opportunity to study health law. The Global Health Law LL.M. Program offers lawyers working nationally and internationally the opportunity to advance their knowledge and skills through focused studies in core legal and policy courses on global health, individual and public health, human rights, bioethics, economics, biotechnology, and science.
A significant portion of our teaching activities are centered on the LL.M. program at Georgetown Law. However, we also share the wisdom we have gained and the strategies we have developed with practitioners around the world. We give a summer program and conduct symposia and workshops offer lawyers, advocates, policymakers, and other academics the opportunity to explore leading health issues and to gain expertise in specific health law areas. GLOBAL HEALTH LAW LL.M. Georgetownâ€™s LL.M. in Global Health Law is the only program to bring together lawyers and academics from around the world for a unique opportunity to study this growing field of law. Students come from multiple countries with differing cultural backgrounds, and from existing positions in government, international and private organizations, health care or pharmaceutical industries, private law practice, health care services, public health systems, and universities.
GLOBAL HEALTH LAW AND INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTIONS LL.M. The program brings together two institutions at the cutting edge of global health law and diplomacy: Georgetown Law and the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (HEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. Students benefit from unparalleled course offerings from the worldâ€™s leading experts and scholars in global health law, public health law, health and human rights. Most students intern at institutions working at the forefront of global health, such as the World Health Organization, UNAIDS, the World Trade Organization, and the International Labor Organization.
In Fall 2014, the Oâ€™Neill Institute will launch two certificate programs as part of the Global Health Law LL.M. Program. FOOD AND DRUG LAW The Food and Drug Law Certificate is designed for LL.M. students to attain extensive knowledge in the regulation of products subject to the jurisdiction of the US Food and Drug Administration, including food and dietary supplements, drugs, biologics, medical devices, cosmetics, and tobacco.
US HEALTH LAW The US Health Law Certificate is designed to provide students a comprehensive examination of health care law and regulation in the US, including US public health programs and regulations, health care access and financing, and the myriad changes to the private insurance market and Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act.
BUILDING LEGAL CAPACITY: MASTERING HEALTH LAW
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O’NEILL INSTITUTE ANNUAL SUMMER PROGRAM OVERVIEW
Launched in 2012, our annual Summer Program brings together practitioners, policymakers, advocates and leading academics from around the world to study emerging issues in health law and policy. Each year we select a specific topic area such as global health law and governance, international trade and health, non-communicable diseases, food and drug law, and comparative health reform processes. The Summer Program provides an excellent opportunity for professional development and networking in an interdisciplinary setting. SUMMER PROGRAM 2014
SUMMER PROGRAM 2014
EMERGING ISSUES IN FOOD AND DRUG LAW
US HEALTH REFORM— THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT
• US Food and Drug Administration Decision-Making • Changing Nature of Food and Drug Supply Chains • Food Safety Modernization Act • Comparative Approaches of US and EU Drug Regulatory Authorities • Regulatory Harmonization • Substandard and Counterfeit Medicines
• Access to Health Care and Coverage: Law and Policy • Implementing the Affordable Care Act and Other Federal Regulatory Changes • Comparative Analyses of State Insurance Exchanges • Potential and Upcoming Legal Challenges to the Affordable Care Act
“ THE LECTURES IN THE SUMMER PROGRAM WERE EXTREMELY RELEVANT TO ME PROFESSIONALLY AND ALLOWED ME TO HAVE A ‘CRASH COURSE’ ON INTERNATIONAL LAW, AN AREA THAT OVER THE YEARS HAS COME UP IN DISCUSSIONS WITHIN MY WORKPLACE.” SUMMER PROGRAM PARTICIPANT
O’NEILL INSTITUTE IN PROFILE: FORMER COLLEAGUES The following individuals represent only a small selection of our many invaluable former colleagues.
JOHN T. MONAHAN Special Representative to the Global Fund, US Department of State Senior Fellow, McCourt School of Public Policy | Advisor for Global Health for University President DeGioia, Georgetown University
John Monahan was the founding executive director of the O’Neill Institute. He has served in numerous leadership capacities for the Obama and Clinton Administrations. His recent efforts have focused on the US government’s strategic engagement in global health–serving as the US representative to the board of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and as the Vice-Chair of the Global Fund Board’s Finance and Operational Performance Committee.
BENJAMIN BERKMAN Deputy Director and Faculty, Bioethics Core, National Human Genome Research Institute, US National Institutes of Health | Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law
Benjamin Berkman was the founding deputy director of the O’Neill Institute. His current work focuses on the legal and ethical issues associated with genomic research, genetic information privacy, public health emergency preparedness, and research involving vulnerable populations. He has worked with the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control, among others.
PHILIP CHEN Assistant General Counsel, Office of the US Trade Representative
Philip Chen joined the institute as Project Director of the China Health Law Initiative at the O’Neill Institute and senior fellow at the Law Asia Program at Georgetown Law in 2009. Previously, he was Senior Fellow at the China Law Center at Yale Law School and visiting scholar at Peking University Law School.
NORA CONNORS Principal, Podesta Group
Nora Connors was a law fellow at the O’Neill Institute from 2008-2010. Nora then moved to Capitol Hill where she was the Health Legislative Assistant for Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), serving as the lead aide on health care policy issues, advising the senator on a variety of subject, including health insurance, biotechnology and pharmaceutical policy, entitlement programs, and women’s health.
ANNA GARSIA Senior Legal Officer, Office of International Law, Commonwealth Attorney-General’s Department, Australia
Anna Garsia was a Law Fellow at the O’Neill Institute in 2012. Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Anna worked as Tipstaff and Research for the Honorable James Allsop, President of the New South Wales Court of Appeal. She also worked as an attorney for Linklaters LLP in London.
SAM HALABI Assistant Law Professor, University of Tulsa | O’Neill Institute Scholar
Sam Halabi was a law fellow at the O’Neill Institute and an Adjunct Professor at Georgetown Law from 2008-2010. In 2011, he returned as a Visiting Scholar to Georgetown Law. Previously, Sam worked for Latham & Watkins, LLP. Sam’s research focuses on the intellectual property, regulatory, and political barriers to the development and implementation of public health agreements. Domestically, he studies incentive structures behind Medicare and Medicaid health services.
LISA LOWENSTEIN Health Insurance Specialist and Legislative Advisor, Center for Consumer Information and Oversight, US Department of Health & Human Services
Lisa Lowenstein was a law fellow at the O’Neill Institute from 2009-2010. Concurrently, she was a fellow in Georgetown Law’s Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program. Currently, at the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, she works on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act. She advises senior officials on legislative and policy matters, and has drafted key regulations and policy papers related to the health insurance market reforms.
EMILY WHELAN PARENTO Executive Director, Office of Health Policy, Commonwealth of Kentucky
Emily Whelan Parento was a law fellow at the O’Neill Institute from 20122013. Previously, she was a visiting assistant professor at the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, teaching courses in health law, administrative law, and a food and drug law seminar. Earlier in her career, Emily served as a judicial clerk to the Honorable John G. Heyburn II in the US District Court in Louisville, Kentucky. She also practiced as a litigation associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell.
LOOKING TO THE
In our short history, the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health has achieved much. But we know there is much further to go in order to realize the vision of health we see for all populations, with special focus on the most vulnerable.
In the coming years, we will continue to approach challenging health law and policy issues from a multidisciplinary perspective, with renewed enthusiasm and vigor—harnessing the entrepreneurial spirit on which we were founded. We have many new exciting initiatives and research projects in development: • NEW CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS. In Fall 2014, we will launch two new certificate programs through our Global Health LL.M. program on food and drug law and national health law. We anticipate that they will pave the way for a national health law track through our masters programs. • NEW RESEARCH PROJECTS. Several new research projects are planned and underway, such as examining the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program in the US; developing policy solutions for vaccine procurement and distribution in the event of disease pandemics; studying and addressing the global issue of sub-standard, falsified, and counterfeit medicines; and developing new solutions to address the growing threat of noncommunicable diseases. • BIENNIAL CONFERENCE. We are also making preparations to launch a biennial conference, similar to the inaugural conference of the institute in 2007, bringing together thought leaders and students to explore emerging issues in health and law. • QUARTERLY ROUNDTABLE SERIES. We will convene a quarterly roundtable series open to invited faculty, staff, and members of the public. We look forward to continuing to both study and redefine the law, and to teaching public policymakers ad legal practitioners throughout the world how to apply the law in order to achieve better health outcomes. We believe that everyone everywhere has the right to be healthy—and we will keep working toward this goal until it becomes a reality. THANK YOU.
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THANK YOU! We would like to take this opportunity to thank our dedicated team and many partners—past, present, and future—for making the vision of the O’Neill Institute into a successful reality. OUR TEAM Lawrence O. Gostin Oscar A. Cabrera Susan C. Kim Tanya Baytor Jeffrey S. Crowley Mark Dybul Michele Forzley Benn McGrady Michael Templeman Joseph Schwartz Ana S. Ayala Eric A. Friedman Aliza Y. Glasner Brian J. Honermann Daniel Hougendobler Belinda Reeve Di Wu Phoebe Ramsey Caroline Gould Alison Woodworth GEORGETOWN LAW FACULTY Lisa Heinzerling Nan D. Hunter Joseph Page Robert Stumberg Allyn Taylor Timothy Westmoreland David Vladeck Kathryn Zeiler NHS FACULTY Kevin FitzGerald Robert Friedlan Bette Jacobs John D. Kraemer Bernhard Liese William McGreevey Michael Stoto SCHOLARS AND DISTINGUISHED VISITORS Alberto Alemanno Gian Luca Burci Sheila Burke Madhu Chugh Howard Federoff Anand Grover Just Haffeld Sam Halabi Mark Heywood Dayanath Jayasuriya Benjamin Mason Meier Roger Magnusson Alan Morelli James O’Hara David Patterson Arnold Rosoff Nicola Roxon Louis M. Weiner
FORMER COLLEAGUES John Monahan Benjamin Berkman Jeff Collmann Rudy Van Puymbroeck Jeannette Austin Kimberly Bassett Lee Bitsóí Kate Cherry Paula Avila Guillen Juan Carballo Philip Chen Elenora Connors Kelli K. Garcia Anna Garsia Michael Gottlieb Rebecca Haffajee Lorian Hardcastle Christina Helden Melissa Higdon Christina Ho Jonathan Jay Alexandra Jones Tamar Klaiman Lisa Lowenstein Emily Mok Paula O’Brien Mohammad Obaidat Katrina Pagonis Emily Whelan Parento Alix Pereira Katherine Record Mikhaila Richards Jason Roffenbender Karen Sokol Kate Stewart Bryan Thomas Jackie Tumwine Lindsay Wiley E. Alexander Cobern Jacqueline Huh Melanie Johnson Mariesa Martin Pia Valdivia Lisbeth Zeggane PARTNERS Timothy and Linda O’Neill Georgetown University Georgetown Law Georgetown School of Nursing & Health Studies Georgetown Medical Center Georgetown School of Foreign Service AcademyHealth Action on Smoking and Health American Cancer Society American Dental Association amFAR Attorney General of Maryland Bauman Foundation Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Campaign for Tobacco Free Kids
CDC Foundation Center for Bioethics, Peking Union Medical College Center for Medicare Advocacy Center of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation, Georgetown University Center for Strategic International Studies Centers for Law & the Public’s Health Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas China Food and Drug Administration China University of Political Science and Law Chinese Hospital Association Consortium of Universities for Global Health Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice ELMA Philanthropies European Commission Framework Convention Alliance for Tobacco Control Fundación InterAmericana del Corazón Argentina George Gund Foundation George W. Bush Institute The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies Harrison Institute for Public Law, Georgetown Law Health and Human Rights Consortium Health Law Institute, University of Paris Descartes Health Policy Institute, McCourt School of Public Policy, Georgetown University Human Rights Institute, Georgetown Law Imperial College London Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp International Development Law Organization International Women’s Human Rights Clinic, Georgetown Law Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) Kaiser Family Foundation Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University Law Asia, Georgetown Law Lawyers Collective
Leadership and Advocacy for Women in Africa Fellowship Program, Georgetown Law Liverpool VCT Care and Treatment Living Cities London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine MCJ Amelior Foundation National Agency for the Control of AIDS, Nigeria National Health Law Program National Minority AIDS Council Northwest University Law School Open Society Foundations Pacific Research Centre for the Prevention of Obesity and Non-Communicable Diseases Pan-American Health Organization Patient Privacy Rights Peking Union Medical College Hospital Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon Pusan National University School of Law Results for Development Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Rockefeller Foundation SECTION27 Shanghai Food and Drug Administration Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics, University of Witswatersrand Susan G. Komen Foundation Sydney Law School, University of Sydney Trust for America’s Health Tsinghua University Universidad Nacional de Cordoba Universidad Torcuato Di Tella University of Michigan School of Public Health University of Science and Technology Beijing US Agency for International Development US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention US Food and Drug Administration US Department of Health & Human Services US Department of State Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship Program, Georgetown Law World Health Organization World Bank
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