Lawrence O. Gostin

Lawrence O. Gostin is the Linda D. and Timothy J. O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law at Georgetown University. He is also the faculty director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law at Georgetown Law, and professor of medicine at Georgetown University. In addition to directing the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law and serving on high-level advisory committees of the WHO, he is the author of Global Health Law (Harvard, 2014), Public Health Law: Power, Duty, Restraint (University of California, 2016), and Global Health Security: A Blueprint for the Future (Harvard, 2021). Gostin is a member of the National Academy of Medicine.


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