Lawrence O. Gostin

Founding O'Neill Chair and Faculty Director
O'Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, Georgetown University

United States of America
Lawrence O. Gostin is Distinguished University Professor, Georgetown University’s highest academic rank, Faculty Director of the O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law, and the Founding O’Neill Chair in Global Health Law. He is Professor of Medicine at Georgetown University and Professor of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University. Prof. Gostin is the Director of the World Health Organization Collaborating Center on National and Global Health Law. He is supporting the drafting of a WHO Pandemic Treaty and serves on WHO’s Review Committee for amendments to the IHR. Professor Gostin has been at the center of public policy and law through multiple epidemics from AIDS, SARS, and Influenza H1N1 to Ebola, MERS, Zika, and Monkeypox. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Prof is working with the White House, federal public health agencies, and the WHO. Prof. Gostin holds multiple international academic professorial appointments, including at Oxford University, the University of Witwatersrand (South Africa), Melbourne University, and Sydney University. Prof. Gostin served on the Governing Board of Directors of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health. Prof. Gostin is an elected lifetime Member of the National Academy of Medicine/National Academy of Sciences, a Member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Fellow of the Hastings Center. In 2016, President Obama appointed Prof. Gostin to a six-year term on the President’s National Cancer Advisory Board. Gostin’s two books published by Harvard University Press have been widely acclaimed. His book on the COVID-19 pandemic, Global Health Security: A Blueprint for the Future (HUP 2021) won the prestigious Association of American Publishers PROSE Award for Professional and Scholarly Excellence in Biological and Life Sciences, and the best book for 2021 in Clinical Medicine. Gostin’s classic textbook, Global Health Law (HUP, 2014) is read throughout the world—translated and published in simplified and traditional Chinese, in Korean, and in Spanish. Internationally, Prof. Gostin received the Key to Tohoko University (Japan) for distinguished service for human rights in mental health. In the United Kingdom, the National Consumer Council bestowed Prof Gostin with the Rosemary Delbridge Memorial Award for the person “who has most influenced Parliament and government to act for the welfare of society.”


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